Bayern Munich striker Nils Petersen will join Werder Bremen on a one-year loan deal that will run until 30th June 2013.
Bremen executive director Klaus Allofs confirmed the deal on Friday: “We’ve waited a long time to complete this transfer and are pleased that the deal is now signed and sealed.”
Petersen won the Golden Boot in Germany’s second division during the 2010/2011 season, having found the net 25 times. His form in front of goal soon earned the former U-21 player a move to the Bavarian giants.
Borussia Mönchengladbach have moved to replace Bayern Munich-bound defender Dante with Europa League winner Alvaro Dominguez from Atheltico Madrid.
The 23-year-old passed a medical on Wednesday morning in Mönchengladbach before signing a five year deal with the Foals.
Alvaro Dominguez was our first choice for the left centre-back position which we were looking to fill after Dante’s departure,” said Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl.
“He was a first-team regular at Athletico Madrid, won the Europa League in 2010 and 2012 and recently made the step up into the Spanish national team. We are proud that he has decided to join Borussia.”
Wolfsburg have signed Austrian defender Emanuel Pogatetz from Bundesliga rivals Hannover for an undisclosed fee.
Felix Magath, head coach at Wolfsburg, had this to say about the latest addition to his squad: “Emanuel Pogatetz is a robust defender, who is uncompromising in the challenge, , and will help strengthen our defence. I’m delighted to be able to welcome him into our squad ahead of next season.”
Pogatetz played 29 times for Hannover in the Bundesliga last season, totalling 57 appearances since arriving from Middlesbrough in 2010.
Getafe football club and Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Daniel ‘Cata’ Diaz. On Monday, he will take the necessary medical tests and sign the final agreement with Atletico Madrid.
The Getafe player is the club’s third signing and for the coach, Diego Pablo Simeone, Diaz comes in to reinforce the defence ahead of next season.
Cristian Rodriguez, who comes from Porto, and Emre, who comes from Fenerbache have been the two other signings so far for next season. “Cata” Diaz is 32 years old and has signed for two years, having spent the last five seasons at Getafe.
Zdenek Zeman has been confirmed as the new Roma coach, as the club announced on their official website.
The Czech caught the attention of the Italian giants after an impressive promotion ahead of Pescara to the Serie A this season.
“AS Roma is pleased to announce that Mr Zdenek Zeman has signed a contract with the club to become the head coach of the first team” , said the Giallorossi club in an statement on their official website.
Dutch striker Bas Dost, a reported target of West Ham, has joined Wolfsburg. The Dutch striker who turned 23 on 31st May makes the move from Eredivisie side SC Heerenveen having put pen to paper on a five-year contract lasting until 30th June 2017.
“Bas has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years,” praised VfL managing director and head coach Felix Magath.
“He is extremely dangerous in front of goal and a strong player inside the penalty area who always knows where the target is. I’m convinced that he can play an even more important a role at our club.”