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