Dante decides to leave Wolfsburg for Nice
Image credit: OGC Nice

Dante decides to leave Wolfsburg for Nice

His short stint with the Wolves is over.

Jonathan Walsh

After just one season with VfL Wolfsburg, Dante has joined OGC Nice on a reported three-year deal, per transfermarkt.

The clubs have kept quiet on any terms of the contract or transfer fee, but the trusted football website believes Nice paid £1.7m to secure his signature.

Dante had only been with Wolfsburg for one season, but never really found success as the Wolves failed to replicate their second-place finish of the year before.

Back to France

The 32-year-old will end a 10-year stay away from France, where he was brought to Europe from Juventude by Lille OSC.

He went on to play for RSC Charleroi, Standard Liege, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayern Munich and then Wolfsburg after leaving the north of France.

Dante undoubtedly enjoyed his greatest success in Germany, making his name at Gladbach and then moving to Bayern.

With the Bavarian giants, Dante won the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal three times and was a part of the historic treble winning side of 2012-13.

Now reunited with former coach, Lucien Favre the defender will be hoping to rekindle his old form and help bring success to the Allianz Riviera.

Dante is heading back to France. | Image credit: VfL Wolfsburg
Dante is heading back to France. | Image credit: VfL Wolfsburg

Dante says goodbye to the Wolves

Dante spoke to the Wolfsburg website on his departure, "Although I only played in Wolfsburg for one year, I had a really wonderful and educational time."

He added, "I gained a lot of new friends and leave here with some great memories."

The Brazilian said he was "very grateful to VfL for the opportunity" to show himself "at the very highest level in the Bundesliga and in the Champions League".

He concluded, "I wish my former colleagues, VfL Wolfsburg and all the fans the greatest of success and I hope our paths cross again soon on the international stage."