Verena Faißt to join Bayern at the end of the season

The VfL Wolfsburg left-back will leave the club at the end of what has been a frustrating season for her personally.

Verena Faißt to join Bayern at the end of the season
Faißt will leave Wolfsburg after six years with the club. (Photo: DFB.de)

Verena Faißt will leave VfL Wolfsburg this summer to join reigning Frauen-Bundesliga champions, and current league leaders, Bayern Munich, it has been confirmed.

Faißt has been criminally underused by the Wolves this season, featuring just three times in the league and only one of those appearances being a start.

Despite scoring three goals in six games in all competitions from left-back this year though, Ralf Kellerman has been unmoved in his opinion that the 26-year-old is not a starter in his squad, and has now lost her services to a direct rival.

Wolfsburg's loss is Bayern's gain

Speaking to Bayern's official website, Karin Danner, who heads the club's women's football section, expressed her delight with Faißt's decision to join their side, as did manager Thomas Wörle.

Danner said that everyone at the club is "glad" that the player has chosen them, while Wörle was full of praise for her qualities, describing her as "a versatile, quick, two-footed and very experienced player."

The manager realises that Faißt has not had "an easy time" recently after falling out of favour with the Wolves, but he is "convinced" that she can return to her "former strength" with Bayern.

"I look forward to working together at Bayern Munich," he concluded, as he anticipates her arrival later this year.

Faißt has endured a difficult season with Wolfsburg. (Photo: Baden)
Faißt has endured a difficult season with Wolfsburg. (Photo: Baden)

Faißt raring to go

After a disappointing 2015-16 campaign, Faißt cannot wait for the new chapter that awaits her with her new club.

"I am full of anticipation for the new challenge," she said, complimenting Bayern's status in the women's game before saying that she is "very thankful" to have been given the opportunity to be part of it soon.

Faißt is keen to help the club build on that status now, saying that she wants to aid them in continuing to grow, "especially internationally."

Whilst she enjoyed her time at Wolfsburg, time she described as "successful" as she established herself in Germany's national team, she is now "looking forward to what is to come; a new team, a great city, and hopefully a lot of success."