(Via SV Werder Bremen) – SV Werder Bremen have secured the services of U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team forward Joshua Sargent. The 17-year-old will move from St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri to Bremen in 2018 and he will sign a professional contract at the Weserstadion on his 18th birthday.
“We have been keeping tabs on Joshua for a long time and so it isn’t a great surprise to us that his brilliant performances have attracted attention on an international scale. Therefore we are extremely happy that despite the numerous offers from other top clubs in Europe, he was convinced by our philosophy at SV Werder and that we can now oversee his development as a player and support him along the way. He has a great understanding of the game and he is one of the most promising talents of his age in the world,” explained Tim Steidten, the head of squad planning and scouting at Werder Bremen.
From the 10th October, Joshua Sargent will take part in the U17 World Cup with the American national side in India. The striker will then start in the new year in Bremen. “Josh will have time to adapt to the club and the city and at the start, he will train with the U23s. Then from next summer, he will become a proper part of the squad,” Steidten clarified.
The youngster is looking forward to the new challenge, even though his focus remains on other tasks for now: “My full concentration is first and foremost on the World Cup and the time I have left in Missouri. But I am really looking forward to next year and the new challenge in Bremen. Werder made a huge effort with me and they have always shown in the past that they give young players like myslef an ideal introduction to professional football. That meant that my decision to continue my career in Bremen was not a hard one to make.”
Josh Sargent plays for St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri Soccer Club at the moment. The 17-year-old played for the USA in the U20 World Cup in Korea this summer. In five games, he scored four goals and provided one assist.