Holland international Riechedly Bazoer will join Bundesliga strugglers Wolfsburg from Ajax in January.
The 20-year-old defensive midfielder has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Wolves after they agreed a fee of 12m euros with the Dutch side.
Bazoer was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City among the interested parties.
But the 20-year-old has put pen to paper on a switch to Germany.
Wolfsburg sporting director Olaf Rebbe told the club’s official website: “We have had a close eye on Riechedly Bazoer for quite some time and we are delighted that he has opted to sign for VfL Wolfsburg, in spite of having further offers from other renowned clubs.
“He is just at the beginning of his career and we are convinced that he will make the next step in his development here with us.”
Wolfsburg head coach Valerien Ismael added: “I know Riechedly Bazoer well and firmly believe in the quality he possesses. He suits our team perfectly and can help VfL get back on the right track.”