German Bundesliga side SV Werder Bremen have completed the signing of Nigerian youngster Daniel Ihendu from RB Leipzig on a free transfer, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

lemens Fritz, head of professional football for Bremen, announced the deal on Sunday.

“We’re pleased to have signed a talented young centre-back in Daniel. He’s got a really good physique, is strong in the air and gets stuck in too. We’re confident that he will take the next steps in his career here with us,” Fritz stated in a post on their official website.

Ihendu will begin his training with the U23s and will also work with the first team regularly, starting from July 5. The club is confident the teenager will take the next steps in his career with Bremen.

The player himself expressed his excitement about the new challenge and is confident that Bremen is the right step for his development.

“I’m looking forward to my time in Bremen and I’m certain that this is the right step for my development,” Ihendu said.

The 17-year-old moved to Leipzig in 2018 from Tennis Borussia Berlin’s academy, and went on to feature for the their U-17 and U-19 sides.

Ihendu will be Bremen’s second teenage signing of the transfer window after already completing a deal for another defender, 18-year-old Ethan Kohler from USL Championship side, Oakland Roots SC.

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