After days of speculation linking United States striker Aron Johannsson with a move to Werder Bremen, it looks as if the deal is set to be completed very soon. The official AZ Alkmaar website announced on Tuesday that the two clubs have a general agreement in place for the transfer of the 24-year-old.
"AZ has reached an agreement in outline with Werder Bremen over the transfer of Aron Johannsson. The club has given the 24- year-old striker permission to come to a personal agreement with the Germans. Johannsson will not be traveling Wednesday with AZ to Turkey
"If AZ and Werder’s agreement works out completely, and Johannsson also reaches a personal agreement and passes the medical examination, the American International will sign a multi-year contract with Werder Bremen." --- Source: az.nl
While terms of the agreement weren't released, it has been reported that Alkmaar were demanding a transfer fee of around 5 million euros.
Final details of the agreement between the two clubs are not expected to be an issue if they are making public announcements on the topic. All that remains now is for Johannsson to agree to personal terms with Bremen and for him to pass his physical.
If the move is completed, the USMNT striker is expected to get heavy minutes in the Bundesliga as Bremen are desperate for attacking options. This is a major step up from the Eredivisie and one that will be a great measuring stick of Johannsson's talents.