Füllkrug returns to Werder

Niclas Füllkrug will rejoin Werder Bremen from Hannover 96 on 1 July 2019.

The Reds have allowed the striker to return to the Bundesliga following their relegation this past season. Neither club has disclosed details of the transfer.

Füllkrug wasn’t a regular in Thomas Doll’s side, scoring two goals in his 14 Bundesliga outings (13 starts).

Werder sporting director Frank Baumann welcomed the player back to the club:

“In previous years, Niclas has matured into an established Bundesliga player. We are convinced he can play an important role in our attacking play. Consequently, we are delighted to have the opportunity to bring him back to Bremen.”

Niclas Füllkrug originally joined Werder Bremen’s youth academy as a 13-year-old in 2006 before making his way into the reserve team.

He made his Bundesliga debut against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in January 2012. He would only make 23 league appearances over the next 18 months, scoring twice before he was sold to FC Nürnberg following a season-long loan at Greuther Fürth.

The striker stayed with Nürnberg for two seasons before transferring to Hannover 96 in 2016.