Mcaptain Max Kruse leaves the Bundesliga club Werder Bremen after the season. This was announced by the club on Friday. The contract of the former international expires on June 30, Werder had hoped to extend to the striker with a last.
"We have always emphasized that we would have liked to continue working with Max. However, he has decided to seek a new challenge after three years. We respect this wish. For us it was important to have planning security for the new season. This is now the case, and we are sure that we will have a strong squad again in the coming season, "said Sport Managing Director Frank Baumann.
Kruse, whose use in the last game of the season on Saturday (15.30 clock / FAZ live ticker for Bundesliga and Sky) against the third-placed RB Leipzig is at risk because of thigh problems, said itself: "I played with great joy for three years for the club and recently proud the team captained – that will forever be in valuable memory. "
Coach Florian Kohfeldt said of the 31-year-old: "Max is an outstanding player who has impressively and exemplary demonstrated over the past three years how valuable he can be for a team. My relationship with him was also marked by a high level of trust that may go beyond a normal coach-player relationship. "
Kruse returned to Bremen in the summer of 2016 from VfL Wolfsburg. For the Green and White he then ran 84 times in the Bundesliga and scored 32 goals. In addition, there were nine games in the DFB Cup, in which he scored three goals. Since 2018 he was Werder captain.
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