Contract extension: Josh Sargent's future belongs at Werder Bremen

Six days after turning 19 and four days after starting his first Bundesliga game, Josh Sargent signed a long-term contract extension with Werder Bremen.

“We’re very pleased with Josh’s development," said Frank Baumann, Werder Bremen's managing director. "His future belongs at Werder, so we’re glad that we’ll accompany him on his journey in the coming years."

Sargent signed with Bremen a year ago when he turned 18 after starring for the USA in both the Under-17 and Under-20 World Cup a year earlier.

“I’m feeling very honored," said the St. Louis product. "The contract extension also shows the club’s trust in me. I’ve felt at home from day one at Werder and in Bremen and I’m looking forward to the coming years."

Sargent spent the first part of the 2018-19 season with the Werder U23s in the Regionalliga Nord, where he scored seven goals in 12 games. He scored on his first touch of the ball with the first team in a 3-1 win over Fortuna Duesseldorf. He has two goals in nine Bundesliga appearances for the first team.

“If you see Josh in the dressing room, in training or on a matchday," said Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt, "you see someone who wants to watch and learn, not just a very talented young footballer. I’m sure that Josh will become a very important part of the squad.”
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