This departure weighs heavily for green and white: team captain Max Kruse leaves after the Bundesliga club Werder Bremen. This was announced by the club on Friday. The contract of the former national player expires on June 30, Werder had hoped to expand the latter with the striker.
"We have always emphasized that we would have liked to continue our collaboration with Max, but he has decided to look for a new challenge after three years, and we respect that wish, and it was important for us to plan ahead for the new season. This is now the case and we are sure that we will have a strong team in the coming season, "said Sport Managing Director Frank Baumann.
Kruse: decision wasn't easy
Kruse, whose stake in the last game of the season on Saturday (from 3.30 pm in LIVETICKER) against the third placed RB Leipzig is at risk due to thigh problems, said: the team as captain – that will remain in valuable memories forever. "
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through Instagram He also addressed the fans directly: "I know that's hard, but I still want to ask you to respect my decision, and I'm sure it wasn't easy for me." Kruse did not say anything about his future.
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Does Frankfurt catch Kruse?
The usually well informed dike office brings the striker in contact with Eintracht Frankfurt, everything is still possible for the last league game in Bayern of the Champions League until a season without Europe. Eintracht trainer Hütter is considered a big Kruse fan. Financially, a transfer seems to be problem-free anyway, especially since Hesse, in the increasingly likely departure of Luka Jovic, the Real Madrid apparently wants to make a transfer fee of 60 million euros, is a rain of money.
In the past, however, Kruse also dreamed of a top club abroad. Borussia Mönchengladbach in person from sports director Max Eberl had in CHECK24 double pass recently rejected speculation about a commitment.
Coach Florian Kohfeldt said about the 31-year-old: "Max is an excellent player who has shown impressively and exemplarily in the past three years how valuable he can be to a team, and my relationship with him was also very familiar that can go beyond a normal coach-player relationship. "
Kruse returned to Bremen from VfL Wolfsburg in the summer of 2016. For the Green and White he then ran 84 times in the Bundesliga and scored 32 goals. There were also nine games in the DFB Cup, in which he scored three goals. Since 2018 he was captain of Werder.