Bild reports that Werder Bremen striker Marvin Ducksch is set to stay at the club and extend his contract.
Ducksch’s current contract at Bremen expires in 2024, but the 29-year-old is now expected to extend his contract until 2026. It was previously reported that Ducksch had a release clause in his contract worth €7.5m but despite interest from Union Berlin, Saudi Arabia and Borussia Dortmund, the clause expired.
The 29-year-old was key in Bremen earning promotion to the Bundesliga, and after a slow start back in the first division, Ducksch ended the season with 12 goals and seven assists as Bremen finished a comfortable 13th.
Bremen will now turn their focus to trying to keep Niclas Füllkrug, the 30-year-old was the Bundesliga top scorer and has attracted interest from bigger Bundesliga clubs as well as from abroad. Losing their main striker will be a big blow for Bremen especially as they have completed the signing of Naby Keïta on a free transfer.
If Füllkrug is to leave then Dawid Kownacki, who joined from Fortuna Düsseldorf on a free transfer, will likely be the 30-year-old’s replacement.
GGFN | Jack Meenan