Werder Bremen signs Turkey midfielder Mehmet Ekici
Werder Bremen has signed Turkey midfielder Mehmet Ekici on a four-year contract.
Ekici played for Nuremberg last season on loan from Bayern Munich. The 20-year-old player was one of Nuremberg's standout players and Hamburger SV also was interested in signing him.
Further details of the deal were not given. It came one day after Werder Bremen said it would not renew the contract of veteran Torsten Frings.
Ekici is the first new signing by Bremen, which failed to qualify for one of Europe's competitions.