Werder Bremen sign striker Franco di Santo from Wigan Athletic

Updated: 15 August 2013 09:57 IST

Di Santo comes with some Premier League experience after spells at Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers as well as Wigan, who were relegated last season.

Berlin:

Bundesliga side Werder Bremen on Wednesday signed Argentinian striker Franco Di Santo on a three-year deal from English Premier league side Wigan on a free transfer.

The 24-year-old has been signed to team up with Bremen's ex-Bayern Munich striker Nils Petersen after 57 appearances and 13 goals over three seasons at Wigan, where his contract expired at the end of last season.

Werder have struggled to score goals up front recently and needed a late strike from Austria midfielder Zlatko Junuzovic to seal a 1-0 win over Bundesliga new-side Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday as the German league got underway last weekend.

"We have been looking for a robust striker and we are sure that we have found a good solution in Franco," said Werder's director of sport Thomas Eichin.

The 1.93m striker has already passed the medical and is expected to hold a news conference at Werder on Thursday.

Di Santo comes with some Premier League experience after spells at Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers as well as Wigan, who were relegated last season.

"Werder has a very good reputation and the Bundesliga is an attractive league, I want to show what I can do here," said Di Santo who signed for Chelsea as a 19-year-old in 2008, but was then loaned to Blackburn and later sold to Wigan.

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