Wolfsburg land defensive duo

VfL Wolfsburg have signed DSC Arminia Bielefeld defender Bernd Korzynietz and FC St. Gallen goalkeeper Marwin Hitz on a day when Alexander Laas and Daniel Bair departed the Bundesliga club.

Bernd Korzynietz has been loaned out by Arminia Bielefeld
Bernd Korzynietz has been loaned out by Arminia Bielefeld ©Getty Images

Ins and outs
Former VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach keeper Korzynietz, 28, arrives on a season's loan from DSC Arminia Bielefeld, with the 24-year-old Laas going in the opposite direction on similar terms. Meanwhile, Swiss Under-21 international Hitz has come in from St. Gallen for undisclosed fee, agreeing a three-year contract. The 20-year-old spent last season, and the start of this, on loan at FC Winterthur in Switzerland's second division. Bair, like Laas, has left Wolfsburg on a temporary basis, destined for FC Augsburg. Wolfsburg face FC Rapid Bucureşti in the UEFA Cup first round on 18 September and 2 October.