Wolfsburg add Rodriguez to ranks
The 19-year-old arrives for an undisclosed fee from Swiss side FC Zurich, where he had caught the eye in their UEFA Champions League qualifiers and UEFA Europa League matches.
"Ricardo has a great talent," said Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath. "He has become a great player in the Zurich side.
"He played his part in European competitions and he has even recently been called up to the national team. He is a player of international level, which means he has a lot of quality.
"This quality now needs stabilising and developed further and if that is achieved, then I am convinced that he can become one of the foundations of our team."
Rodriguez has already linked up with his new team-mates in their training camp in Dubai in preparation for the second half of the season. And he is looking forward to making his debut after being made to feel so wanted.
"When a club and a manager try so hard to get you, then that is a clear sign that they really plan with you and that was important for me as I take this big step into the Bundesliga," he said.
Rodriguez made his senior Switzerland debut last October having come through the ranks with the U-17s and U-19s.