Claudio Pizarro has signed for German club Werder Bremen for the fourth time in his career
Claudio Pizarro, who turns 40 in October, spent last season with Cologne, scoring once in 16 games as the Billy Goats were relegated.
“I’m delighted to have the chance to join the team again and to finish my career at the club I started in Europe with,” Pizarro explained. “I’m looking forward to sharing my experience, but I don’t want to hide that I’m coming back to score goals as well. I’m convinced that we’ll have a strong season together.”
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A six-time Bundesliga champion over two spells at Bayern Munich, Pizarro joins Bremen for the fifth time, having also put pen to paper with Die Grün-Weißen in 1999, 2008 (on loan from Chelsea), 2009 and 2015.
Coach Florian Kohfeldt is looking forward to having Pizarro back in the fold.
“He will have a good influence in the dressing room with his positive energy, conviction and hunger for success,” he said. “If he’s fit and healthy I’m sure he can help us in crucial moments this season. Claudio is a legend and he will get his moments this season.”