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Werder Bremen: Signing Josh Sargent is ‘unrealistic’

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The club’s sporting director says bigger clubs will push them out.

INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 25: Joshua Sargent of USA celebrates after scoring their first goal during the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 group F match between Senegal and USA at Incheon Munhak Stadium on May 25, 2017 in Incheon, South Korea. (Photo by Alex Morton - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 25: Joshua Sargent of USA celebrates after scoring their first goal during the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 group F match between Senegal and USA at Incheon Munhak Stadium on May 25, 2017 in Incheon, South Korea. (Photo by Alex Morton - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Alex Morton - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Earlier this week, reports emerged that Bundesliga side Werder Bremen had an agreement in place to sign burgeoning U.S. youth international star Josh Sargent when he turns 18. The club’s sporting director has come out to respond to those claims by saying that the St. Louis native may be out of their proverbial league.

He told Weser Kurier:

"We've been watching him for quite some time," says Werder's sporting director Frank Baumann, "Josh is one of the greatest talents in his year in the US."

"He has aroused the interest of many well-known clubs through his achievements," continued Baumann, "so a commitment is rather unrealistic."

With three goals in just two U-20 World Cup matches so far, it’s common sense that many big clubs around the world would have their interest piqued. This is all following a breakout tournament at the U-17 CONCACAF Championship where he scored five goals in six matches. With Christian Pulisic’s success, big clubs around the world aren’t overlooking undeniably talented Americans any more.

It now appears that the waiting game to Sargent’s 18th birthday begins and with it, a possible bidding war. Let’s hear it. Where do you hope he ends up?