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Franco Di Santo is not going to be sold out this winter by his club Werder Bremen.
Talking to a website yesterday, Mr. Thomas Eichin, the Bremen GM, ruled out any chances of the exit of Di Santo.
Di Santo has had a heck of a time in Bundesliga this season. Playing 10 matches for Bremen, he has already shaken the net 6 times.
Because of his brilliant recent form, the Argentina international is getting recognized internationally now and the big clubs from Europe are said to be planning to grab him.
But, according to Eichin, Di Santo is in the long term plans of his club and thus, there is no question of him being let go.
In Eichin’s words, “Franco is going to here in 2015-16 too, no doubt. He is a guy who has fully matured as a player now. The next few years would be his best years and thus, we don’t want him to leave.”
“Obviously, when we get finished with the season, we will ask him what he thinks about his future and I am pretty sure, he will commit to the club for long.”
The current contract of Di Santo at Bremen will expire at the end of the next season. In all probability, he will be offered an extension when the ongoing season ends.
Before signing for Bremen last summer, Di Santo had been playing in England. He played for clubs like Chelsea and Wigan Athletic there, but, he never really found his feet.
The Argentinean’s strike rate at Chelsea as well as at Wigan was pretty ordinary, but, as soon as he went to Germany, he started blossoming.
In total, Di Santo has struck on 11 occasions for Werder Bremen in 34 matches. Out of those 11 goals, 10 have come in the top division which is Bundesliga.
Werder Bremen are looking to add one more Chelsea player into their ranks after the general manager of the club revealed that they are trying their best to bring in Kevin De Bruyne from the Premier league outfit. They already have former Chelsea striker Franco di Santo on their books. The Argentine recently completed the free transfer move from Wigan and he has been a regular so far. Kevin De Bruyne has been linked with an exit from Chelsea after failing to get into the first team under José Mourinho. He started the season pretty well, but he has fallen out of favour in recent weeks.
This endangers his place in the Belgian national team ahead of the World Cup 2014. Hence, he is widely linked with a move away from the club in January at least on a six-month loan deal. A number of German clubs have expressed their interest in the player. Werder Bremen have joined the race and they could potentially get the player ahead of their competitors after having known him well from last season. De Bruyne spent last season on loan at Werder Bremen where he became the best young player in the Bundesliga.
“His (Kevin de Bruyne’s) player agent is aware of our interest in his services. I will be getting to know if there is a chance to re-sign Kevin de Bruyne on loan for our club. If this is possible, we will have to wait and see if such a deal can be really worked out. Everyone at Werder Bremen knows all about the quality of Kevin de Bruyne,” said Werder Bremen’s general manager. The player has made nine appearances for Chelsea this season and has scored one goal.
The club’s general manager has revealed that De Bruyne’s agent is aware of the interest from Werder Bremen.