Captain Max Kruse will leave Werder Bremen after this season. The football Bundesliga club announced after training that the former international will not renew his expiring contract with the club.
"We have always emphasized that we would have liked to continue working with Max. However, he decided to look for a new challenge after three years, "said Sport Managing Director Frank Baumann. «It was important for us to have planning security for the new season. This is now the case and we are sure that we will have a strong squad in the coming season. "
Kruse returned to Bremen from VfL Wolfsburg in 2016 and, according to media reports, has received inquiries from abroad. "I played with great joy for three years for the club and recently proudly led the team as captain – that will forever remain in valuable memory," said the 31-year-old.