Bundesliga news – Werder signs Hajrovic, Mandzukic leaves the Bundesliga

Werder Bremen’s latest  signing is a Bosnia and Herzegovina international Izet Hajrovic. The 22-year-old was presented as a Werder player on Thursday. That same day, Eintracht Frankfurt confirmed their interest in former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, and Freiburg closed the door on a move to Dortmund for Matthias Ginter. Lastly, Bayern München has sold Mario Mandzukic to La Liga side Atletico Madrid in a €22 million deal.

Werder seal Hajrovic deal

Werder Bremen have completed yet another signing ahead of next month’s Bundesliga opener against Hertha Berlin. This time it’s the 22-year-old right winger Izet Hajrovic who joins from Turkish side Galatasaray. The Bosnia and Herzegovina international arrives at the Weserstadion  for free and has signed a four year contract.

“We are delighted to have him on board. We are convinced that he will quickly integrate and can develop his sporting talents,” Werder sporting director Thomas Eichin said, according to ESPN.

Hajrovic joined Galatasaray only this January from Swiss side Grasshoppers.  He featured eight times in the league, and assisted one goal.

Bendtner might be going to the Bundesliga

Eintracht Frankfurt have made an offer for former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, the club confirms. The Danish international is a free agent after not being offered an extension to his deal at the Premier League club.  A number of clubs, including Aston Villa, has been linked with the 26-year-old.

“We have presented a contract to Nicklas Bendtner and we will have a good team for the new season in Bundesliga,” Eintracht chairman Heriberg Bruchhagen told Bild.

Nicklas Bendtner had his most productive season back in 2006/07 when he scored 11 goals in 42 matches for Championship side Birmingham City.

Ginter looks set to stay in Freiburg

Borussia Dortmund’s general manager Michael Zorc confirmed earlier that his side have given SC Freiburg a “final bid” for 20-year-old defender Matthias Ginter. However, Freiburg look set to turn down the offer, according to the clubs director Jochen Saier.

“We were having different points of view on the details of a deal. As far as I am concerned, we still have those different points of view,” Saier said, according to Sky Sports.

Ginter had his breakthrough season two years ago when he featured 23 times for Freiburg in the Bundesliga. Last term the Germany international, currently in Brazil with die mannschaft, featured 34 times in the league.

Bayern sell Manduzkic

Mario Mandzukic’ spell in Bayern München has come to an expected end. On Thursday the Spanish champions Atletico Madrid confirmed the signing of the Croatian international in a €22 million deal. The 28-year-old was deemed surplus to requirements after Pep Guardiola signed Robert Lewandowski as a free agent in January.

However, Mandzukic doesn’t appear to feel disheartened by having to move to the Spanish capital, instead praising his new club and the coach Diego Simeone.

“I am very happy to be here. I am well aware of Atletico and I know they have good players and a good coach,”  according to Goal ,Mandzukic said upon moving to Madrid,

“I know a lot about Atletico, I have seen several games and I like the style of play.”

“The coach is very good, they have good players, and I think I can do great things with this team.”

Mandzukic won two Bundesliga titles, the Champions League and two DFB-Pokals during his tenure in Bavaria. Last term, the 28-year-old scored 25 times.

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