AMSTERDAM – Werder Bremen completed the capture of AZ Alkmaar forward Aron Jóhannsson on Wednesday, completing a successful medical exam quickly followed by his presentation at Weserstadion.
As reported by MLSsoccer.com, the US international inked a four-year contract with the Green-Whites. Jóhannsson was handed the number nine shirt vacated by previous top gun Franco Di Santo, who moved to Schalke after bagging 13 Bundesliga goals last season.
"Aron was our top choice for the vacant striker's position," Bremen CEO Thomas Eichin told the club website. "Therefore we're really happy that he's chosen to sign for us. He'll fit in incredibly well with the team, both on and off the field."
As for Jóhannsson, who scored 38 times in 84 overall matches with AZ, he expressed excitement at the chance to prove himself on a bigger stage than Holland’s Eredivisie.
"It's the right step for me to continue my development," he said. "Werder Bremen is a big club, and I'll give everything I have to develop further as a player and to contribute to the team's success."