Rosenberg moves to Santander on loan from Bremen

Sweden forward Markus Rosenberg is moving to Racing Santander

from Werder Bremen on a one-year loan deal despite extending his

contract at the Bundesliga club by a year to 2012.

Bremen business manager Klaus Allofs said Tuesday that it was

”a sensible solution for all concerned” as it allows the

28-year-old Rosenberg to increase his playing time.

Rosenberg says ”I am sure that I will come back

strengthened.”

Rosenberg signed from Ajax in 2007. He hasn’t recently figured

in the starting lineup, but last week helped Bremen reach the

Champions League group stage by scoring to force extra time in its

playoff against Sampdoria.