Bremen – The fact that he has to go is already a bit longer, and now it is also clear how Werder Bremen will say goodbye to his striker Aron Johannsson – namely on the big stage, in the Weserstadion, just before kick-off of the last season game against RB Leipzig (Saturday, 15.30 clock).
"We will say goodbye to Aron before the match. Around 15.15 o'clock it should be ready, "said sports chief Frank Baumann on Thursday during the press conference before the game. Johannsson's contract with Werder expires on June 30, and a new club has not offered him. Sporty, the 28-year-old has not played a role for a long time.
Unparalleled injury misery
"We agreed with Aron that something else would make sense for him now," Baumann said, reminiscing about Johannsson's almost unprecedented injury woes that had accompanied him throughout his time at Werder: "Sadly, he's been unlucky in the past four years had. "
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After the striker came in summer 2015 for 4.2 million euros from AZ Alkmaar to Bremen, repeatedly threw him back larger and smaller injuries. His class on the pitch could never really show the American with Icelandic roots. For Werder's decision to plan without him in the future, Johannsson therefore understands. And even more: he even feels personally sorry how the last few years have gone. "The club invested a lot of money in me, and I could not repay that because of all my injuries. That's a pity, "Johannsson had told the dike room in early May.
It is exactly this side of the attacker that they will miss in Bremen, because as a type Aron Johannsson was and is very popular within the club and its environment. "He is an absolutely great footballer and a great person, who has never lost his laugh even in the difficult time, but has always spread good humor," said Baumann. "That's why he deserves to get that frame."