Former Chelsea striker Franco di Santo has signed for German club Werder Bremen on a free transfer after leaving Wigan athletic at the end of last season. This move brings an end to the spell in English football for the striker, who came as a youngster to Chelsea. He was signed for £ 3 million from Chelsea by the manager Roberto Martinez. The past few years has been extremely productive for the Argentine, as he has even been able to make his debut at the international level as well. The Argentine striker, though, did not want to play in the Championship.

Hence, he did not renew his contract with Wigan, who were relegated into the second division of English football last season. After searching for a new club in the last few weeks, the 24-year-old has decided to sign for Bundesliga club Werder Bremen. He made 92 league appearances during his time in England and he scored 13 goals. The Bundesliga club’s general manager, Thomas Eichin has said that the club had been searching for a hard-working striker, who could hold the ball up. He hopes that Di Santo proves to be the perfect signing that the club was looking for in this transfer window.

Prior to moving to England, Di Santo played for Audax Italiano.

“We had been in the hunt for a robust striker with experience in a big league. We are very confident that we have found a good solution in Franco Di Santo. He is experienced but still possesses enough potential for development in order to make a great leap forwards,” said Eichin. “Werder have a very good name and the Bundesliga is a very attractive league. I want to show what I am capable of here,” said the striker to the official site of Werder Bremen.