Wolves new boy Phil Ofosu-Ayeh ready to embrace Championship challenge
New boy Phil Ofosu-Ayeh has vowed to embrace the challenge of playing in the Championship after sealing a move to Wolves.
The 25-year-old defender has agreed a three-year deal at Molineux and will officially join on July 1 when his contract at German Second Division club Eintract Braunschweig expires.
Ofosu-Ayeh, a Ghana international, has played his entire domestic career to date in Germany and admitted moving to England was a dream come true.
“It’s crazy for me and it’s the first time for me that I’ve signed for a club that’s not in Germany,” he said.
“I’m very excited about everything - the club, the fans and my team mates so I’m ready for my journey here.
“When I was made aware that there was interest from Wolves, I was very happy because I was injured and I couldn't perform well for my team.
“I was thinking about where I could play next season and then I heard from Wolves - for me it was always a dream to play in England and now I’ve seen everything here, I know that it’s a very big club and a traditional club. I’m very happy that I have the chance to play here.
“It’s all happened pretty quickly but sometimes that’s better than it taking three or four months - I like it like that.”
Ofosu-Ayeh, who is predominantly a right-back but can also play at centre-back, was restricted to 41 appearances during his two-year stay in Braunschweig due to injury.
But he has vowed to be ready for the start of pre-season and believes the physical nature of the Championship will be perfectly suited to his game.
“I have been injured for five weeks but I’m ready to play now,” he said.
“I know some guys who played in the Championship but it’s difficult to compare how they adapted unless you’ve actually played in this league - we will just have to wait and see, I don't want to talk too much, I’d prefer to show my performances on the pitch.
“I’ve always been a fan of English football - I like the physical game, I think it’s more physical than in Germany and I like that because I’m a physical player.
“I’m curious to find out how the league is now.
“I think the league will suit my style of play and I hope I can show everyone that.
“My pre-season starts now because I was injured - I will get fit for pre-season and aside from that I have to see the city and everything else - I’m very excited.
“I’m not scared to move to a new country. I'm 25 years old, I have seen every part of Germany so now it’s time for a new country and I’m just excited to get started.”