United States international Aron Johannsson has had a bit of a rough spell in the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen. Since he joined the club in 2015, he’s only managed 15 appearances for the side. A hip injury derailed most of his first season and he found it difficult to break into the squad under new head coach Alexander Nouri last season.
Now, Aron Johannsson could be on the move. German outlet Kicker reports that Johannsson may leave Werder Bremen before the European transfer window closes August 31st. “Aron has said he will have to give thought to his future when he’s not playing. We’ll see what happens in the next days and weeks,” Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann said. “Aron is a player who sparks interest from other clubs, but it’s up to him to evaluate what is of interest to him.”
Respected international commentator Derek Rae has also mentioned a potential change of venue for Johannsson:
Parting of the ways between Aron Johannsson and Werder Bremen coming. Imagine he will be of interest to one or two.— Derek Rae (@RaeComm) August 6, 2017
Johannsson has been linked to a move in Major League Soccer in the past, notably with Real Salt Lake. Earnie Stewart of the Philadelphia Union is also no stranger to Johannsson, bringing him to AZ Alkmaar in January 2013 when he served as technical director of the Dutch club and then selling him on to Bremen in August 2015 after Johannsson scored 29 goals in 60 Eredivisie matches.
With the MLS summer transfer window closing on Wednesday is there a chance for Johannsson to make the move to North America? Perhaps D.C. United, the Colorado Rapids, or Minnesota United? Or do you think that he will stay in Europe? Let us know your thoughts!