Wolves exit for Maierhofer

The 29-year-old has returned to his native Austria after struggling

to make an impact at Wolves. He has penned a two-year contract with

Salzburg and will be officially unveiled by his new employers on

Wednesday. Maierhofer joined Wolves in 2009 but spent last season

on loan at MSV Duisburg. With it clear that he had no future in

English football he has decided to secure a permanent switch this

summer. He has prior experience of life in the Austrian top flight,

having turned out for Rapid Vienna in the past. Maierhofer is

hoping that a return to his homeland will inject new life into his

career, with an exciting new chapter set to be opened. He told

Salzburg’s official website: “It’s a fantastic challenge for me and

I’m coming to Salzburg to win titles. “I also want to help the Red

Bulls achieve their European aims.” Sporting director Heinz

Hochhauser added: “Stefan is exactly the kind of player that our

team needs – a tireless grafter who can and will lift the whole

team.”