United States international Aron Johannsson (white jersey) joined Germany's Werder Bremen on August 5, 2015. (Photo: Mexsport)
BREMEN, Germany – German Bundesliga side Werder Bremen announced Wednesday that it has acquired United States international Aron Johannsson from Holland’s AZ Alkmaar.
The 24-year-old forward signed a four-year contract.
"Aron was our top choice for the vacant striker's position,” Werder chief executive Thomas Eichin said. “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.”
After beginning his career with Fjölnir Reykjavík of Iceland (2008-10), Johannsson moved to Denmark’s Aarhus (2010-13) and then headed to AZ Alkmaar (2013-15), where he scored 29 goals in 58 Dutch league matches.
"It's the right step for me to continue my development,” said Johannsson, who has earned 17 caps with the Americans and scored four goals. “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."
In last month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, he netted once in five outings. Johannsson also played in one match – against Ghana -- at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, after taking part in three qualifying encounters.