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Report:
Werder have to sign Toprak and Bittencourt after avoiding relegation

By Henrik Petersen

Werder Bremen have to sign Ömer Toprak and Leonardo Bittencourt permanently after avoiding the drop.

Leonardo Bittencourt.
Leonardo Bittencourt.Photo: Silesia711, CC-by-SA 4.0

Werder Bremen are contractually obliged to tie Ömer Toprak and Leonardo Bittencourt down to permanent deals after staying in the Bundesliga, according to a report from Kicker.


The report claims that the Green-Whites must pay a total of €11 million to sign Toprak and Bittencourt, who have been on loan from Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim respectively. Toprak costs €4 million while the price for Bittencourt is €7 million.

Additionally, Werder's Bundesliga survival means that Davie Selke will remain on loan from Hertha BSC. Should Werder avoid relegation next season as well, the 25-year-old will complete a permanent move to the Weserstadion for a double-digit million euro sum.

Having spent a significant part of the 2019/20 season on the sidelines due to various injuries, Toprak has made a total of 12 appearances for Werder. Bittencourt has played 32 games for the club with six goals and two assists to his name.



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