Werder Bremen signs Croatian defender Pavlovic

Werder Bremen has signed defender Mateo Pavlovic from Croatian
first division side NK Zagreb.

The Bundesliga club says in a statement that the 22-year-old
Pavlovic, a Croatia youth international, has agreed a deal until
June 2016.

Bremen director of football and scouting Frank Baumann says the
club has been watching the player for a long time and that ”he is
a young, talented center back who has a lot of potential and meets
our requirements.”

Pavlovic says he is ”very happy to take the next step in my
career.”

Pavlovic has nine caps for Croatia’s under-21 team.