VfL Wolfsburg eyeing move for Bologna striker Sydney van Hooijdonk

According to Voetbal International, VfL Wolfsburg are interested in signing Sydney van Hooijdonk from Bologna. The 23-year-old striker spent last season on loan at Heerenveen, where he scored 16 goals in 33 Eredivisie appearances. Now, it’s clear that Van Hooijdonk is not in Bologna’s plans this season, and he’ll need to leave the Serie A side in order to gain more game time.

Van Hooijdonk kicked off his career with NAC Breda. The son of the former Nottingham Forest striker Pierre van Hooijdonk scored 23 goals across his three seasons in Breda’s first team. In July 2021, the former Netherlands U21 international joined Bologna for less than €1m. After making just five appearances for the Italian club, he was loaned out to Heerenveen for the 21/22 campaign. After the loan deal expired, Heerenveen decided to re-sign Van Hooijdonk on another loan deal. 

Wolfsburg have registered their interest in Sydney van Hooijdonk and a move to the Bundesliga side could be on the cards. The German club finished eighth in the league last season and could do with some more firepower if they intend on pushing up the table. Van Hooijdonk would have to compete with the likes of Jonas Wind, Tiago Tomás and Lukas Nmecha among others, for a starting spot in the Wolfsburg squad.

GBeNeFN Hugo Hargreaves

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