Wolfsburg have announced the signing of Palermo fullback Cristian Zaccardo.

"Zaccardo has signed a three year contract," Wolfsburg Coach Felix Magath revealed. "He is a player of great substance and quality. Cristian is powerful, good in the air and strong in the tackle.

"I am convinced that he will be a regular and that playing in the Bundesliga will help him become a fixture in the Italy side."

Zaccardo is expected to leave Palermo for £6 million.