Wolfsburg have announced Maxence Lacroix has signed a new, four-year contract with the Bundesliga outfit after fending off reported interest from Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

Lacroix has penned new terms a year after arriving at the Volkswagen Arena from French second-tier side FC Sochaux-Montbeliard. The defender made an instant impression with Die Wolfe, and has now extended his commitment by a further 12-months.

The 21-year-old has been a fixture of Mark van Bommel’s plans this term with starting roles in all nine fixtures so far. He has also helped to keep four clean sheets in all competitions, including a goalless draw with Lille in their opening Champions League group stage fixture.

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Lacroix has now made 45 appearances in total for Wolfsburg, but could have left Germany for Tottenham this summer. Sky Germany and Eurosport both reported Spurs’ interest in Die Wolfe’s €5m (£4m) arrival. With the latter also claiming Fabio Paratici made an enquiry.

RB Leipzig also explored signing the France U20 international, however Sport Buzzer noted they refused to pay €30m (£26m). After which, Wolfe Managing Director Jorg Schmadtke focused on extending Lacroix’s contract and has now locked up the youngster’s future.

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Lacroix is building a reputation as one of the best young centre-backs in the Bundesliga at Wolfsburg, to catch Tottenham and RB Leipzig’s interest this summer. So, Paratici will be disappointed the Frenchman has elected to sign a new contract at the Volkswagen Arena.

The 6 ft 3 enforcer has long been a dream signing for Paratici, as Sky Germany note he also wanted him at Juventus. Potentially adding blistering pace to the Bianconeri backline, after clocking a speed of 22.2 MPH last season. The fourth-fastest recorded in the Bundesliga.

But Lacroix is not just pace, as the powerful Tottenham target was Wolfsburg’s rock last season, as well. While leaving a big impression on Wolfe Sporting Director, Marcel Schafer.

“He’s got everything you need to establish yourself in the Bundesliga,” Schafer said, via Bundesliga.com. While teammate Koen Casteels noted: “He arrived here from France, and I was amazed at how well he adapted to the level here. He’s a very talented boy.”

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