There are complicated weeks behind him. Maxence Lacroix wanted to leave VfL Wolfsburg again after only one season and change to RB Leipzig. However, VfL Managing Director Jörg Schmadtke and Sport Director Marcel Schäfer decided to do not want to sell the 21-year-old with the contract until 2024 in this transfer period. Well, Lacroix, who had been committed to five million euros by French second division FC Sochaux, is talked about the alternating summer for him for him. It was hard for me, explains the Frenchman. I’m young, it was the first time for me that I had some offers. I wanted to change. He was not allowed.

Wolfsburg set Veto

The shooting star of the past season wanted to take the next step. His goal: the French national team, as soon as possible. I want to the World Cup, says Lacroix, who noticed that despite his top season at VFL, he was not even nominated for the U 21 of his country. His hope associated with Leipzig: Through French players such as Christopher Nkunku or Mohamed Simakan, he could have advised the visor of Nationalcoach Didier Deschamp. The no of the VFL angry him at first. That’s life, he says, but also clears a a bit angry.

Hanging remained but nothing. Now I’m here, Games in the Champions League, we have beaten Leipzig, we are first in the Bundesliga – it’s perfect, I’m happy. And the farewell from Wolfsburg nevertheless only deferred? The fact that Lacroix will not end his career at the VfL is clear to anyone, a farewell to confirming his performance from the premiere season very likely. Is there some theater again next summer? I do not believe that, says Lacroix and underlines: I’m 100 percent here. But, he adds, you never know what the future will bring.

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I want to become one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga.

Maxence Lacroix

The perspectives of the central defender are undoubtedly shiny. Lacroix is ​​currently seamlessly linked to its ideas of the preseason and is trying to make no more mischiefs. The club helped me that I can play this way, he says and reveals his great plans for the future. I want to become one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga, and maybe one day I can be the best in the world. Wolfsburg will then be the springboard for him for him.