German champions FC Bayern Munich have agreed the transfer of German international winger Serge Gnabry with Bundesliga rivals Werder Bremen. Gnabry, 21, will sign a three-year contract at FC Bayern from the 2017/18 season onwards.
FC Bayern München chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in a club statement declared, “We’re pleased that in Serge Gnabry another young German international is coming to FC Bayern. Serge has developed a lot at Bremen.”
Serge Gnabry added, “It’s a great honour to become part of FC Bayern. It’s going to be an exciting time and one that I’m very much looking forward to.”
Gnabry scored 11 goals for Werder Bremen last season and was the overall top scorer at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil as he helped Germany to win the silver medal.
Stuttgart-born Serge David Gnabry started off at youth level playing for TSV Weissach, GSV Hemmingen, TSF Ditzingen, SpVgg Feuerbach, Stuttgarter Kickers, VfB Stuttgart, and Arsenal FC.
But at Arsenal, Gnabry only made 10 starts in four seasons including a failed loan spell with West Bromwich Albion before joining Werder Bremen after the Olympics and playing a successful first Bundesliga season. Now he joins Germany’s biggest club and he will have to prove his class against much tougher internal opponents.