–Nigerian star get jersey number 35 for new season
Nigeria and Werder Bremen striker Joseph Akpala says his future will be decided in the coming days, after returning from his loan spell in Turkey.
The 27-year old has been training with the Green and Whites during pre-season ahead of the start of the 2014/2015 German Bundesliga season and has been given jersey number 35, but it remains unclear whether his future lies with the club.
However, the player has told Brila FM that his future will be sorted in a matter of days. “M y future will be sorted in the next few days, and I’ll know where I will be if it is Bremen or not.”
Akpala spent the last season out on loan at Turkish side Karabükspor, playing 11 times and scoring four goals in the process but admits he would love to remain at Bremen.
“If I had my way, I’d love to stay at Bremen and help the club but if they feel it’s best that I moved on, then we will know.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian player and his teammates have left their training base in Zillertal and returned to Bremen, where they will conclude their pre-season training ahead of the new Bundesliga season.
The last tune-up game they played in Zillertal was against Spanish side Athletic Bilbao which ended in a 2-2 draw.
And after the pre-season camp, manager Robin Dutt admitted that “we know where we still have to improve on.”
Dutt has also announced Clemens Fritz as captain for the new season and will be assisted by Sebastian Prodl.