Bundesliga - Hunt opts to stay at Bremen

Eurosport - Wed, 24 Feb 14:25:00 2010

Werder Bremen midfielder Aaron Hunt has pledged his allegiance to the club and signed a contract extension until June 2014.

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The 23-year-old's previous deal was due to expire at the end of the campaign but Hunt, who could have qualified to play for England through his English mother, is keen to remain in Germany.

The midfielder made his Germany debut last November in a friendly against the Ivory Coast, and has impressed alongside fellow rising star Mesut Ozil in the Bremen midfield this term.

Hunt (pictured) is likely to be included in Joachim Low's squad for this summer's World Cup, and he believes that by choosing to sign the new deal, his future is well set with Bremen and Germany.

"Werder is and stays my sporting home," Hunt said.

"I feel very happy in Bremen and would like to continue my sporting development here in the coming years. I see very good conditions for that."

Hunt came through the ranks at Bremen and made his first-team debut in 2004, becoming the team's youngest ever goalscorer when he netted against Borussia Monchengladbach in February 2005 aged 18 years and 161 days.

Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs said: "We are pleased that Aaron has carried on choosing Werder.

"He has excellent abilities and has been able to prove this consistently this season after many injury setbacks.

"We are certain that he will also make more appearances for the national team."

Head coach Thomas Schaaf added: "Aaron Hunt has a enjoyed a great development at Werder Bremen in the past months and I am very happy that he would like to continue along this road with us.

"I am convinced that his development with us is not finished yet and know that he still wants to achieve several things with Werder."


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