Bremen signs Serbian midfielder Ignjovski

Werder Bremen has signed defensive midfielder Aleksandar

Ignjovski from OFK Belgrade.

Bremen says the 20-year-old Serb has signed a three-year

contract and started training with the Bundesliga club on Thursday.

It gave no deals of the transfer deal.

Ignjovski was on loan last season to German second-division club

1860 Munich.

Bremen hopes to improve on its disappointing showing in the

Bundesliga last season, when it finished 13th in the 18-team top

division. But its season got off to a poor start with an

embarrassing first-round defeat in the German Cup at third-division

Heidenheim last weekend.