Zetterer pens new Wolfsburg deal and joins Zwolle on loan

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Werder Bremen have handed keeper Michael Zetterer a new long-term deal before sending him to Dutch side PEC Zwolle on a two-year loan.

Werder Bremen have handed keeper Michael Zetterer a new long-term deal before sending him to Dutch side PEC Zwolle on a two-year loan.

The 23-year-old German custodian has been a reserve at the club since joining in January 2015, while two scaphoid fractures during that time have hampered his hopes of featuring in the first team.

Zetterer, who spent the second half of last term on loan at Austrian second-tier side Austria Klagenfurt, was due to fall out of contract at the end of the month.

However, Werder officials have moved to tie him down to an unspecified longer deal and agreed to send him to Zwolle to ply his trade in the Eredivisie until the end of the 2020-21 season.

He told the club’s website: ‘I’m thankful to Werder that they have shown confidence in me despite my injury.

Now I want to fight my way into the Bundesliga squad with some strong performances in Zwolle.

I’m excited for the challenges the Eredivise has to offer.

‘ Sporting director Frank Baumann added: ‘Zetti has a lot of potential, so he is definitely in our long-term plans for the first team.

‘We’re convinced that another loan spell in a competitive European league will help his development.

We’ll be happy if he can stay fit and comes back strong to Werder.’

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