Misfiring Blues man return to the Bundesliga where he literally is a goal machine!
Chelsea striker Claudio Pizarro has rejoined Werder Bremen after spending last season on loan at the German club.
The 30-year-old, who had two years at Bremen earlier in his career, scored 17 goals to help them win the German Cup and reach the final of the Uefa Cup.
The Peruvian returned to Chelsea at the end of the season but had Nicolas Anelka, Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou as competition so decided to move on.
A Chelsea statement confirmed: “Pizarro has signed a permanent deal at Bremen.”
Pizarro signed for the Blues in the summer of 2007 on a free transfer from Bayern Munich, where he played for six seasons after arriving from Bremen. (BBC Sport)
Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro never quite managed to convince any of the five Chelsea boss’s he played under that he was worth enough of a longer run in the first team and hence his move back to Germany, the country where he can’t stop scoring, was always on the cards.
The 30 year old former Bayern Munich man only managed to get four Premier League starts at the Stamford Bridge club and was loaned out to Werder Bremen last season in the hope that he could rediscover his scoring touch and he managed to do that with alarming ease, netting 28 goals for the Bundesliga side and helping them to the UEFA Cup Final and therefore it’s no surprise that Thomas Schaaf wanted to secure the striker on a permanent basis.