Six million euros! European Cup clubs want shooting stars

At Werder Bremen, long-time number two Michael Zetterer has become the starting goalkeeper. With his strong performances, the 28-year-old is said to have aroused interest across Europe.

Michael Zetterer has been under contract with Werder Bremen since January 2015. In the meantime, the keeper was loaned abroad twice after he was denied a breakthrough on the Weser.

Even after his return, the goalkeeper had to line up behind top dog Jiri Pavlenka again. But Zetterer remained patient, waited for his chance – and finally took advantage of it last fall when his competitor was injured.

Since then, the SVW defense has been much more stable and has only conceded 17 goals in 14 matches. Zetterer played his part, not only as a reliable support, but also as a quick-thinking initiator of attacks.

Apparently Zetterer’s appearances have also caused a stir at other clubs. The goalkeeper, who is currently only tied to Werder until 2025, is said to be very popular with some European Cup participants.

Werder Bremen are said to be looking at six million euros

The portal “Calciomercato” reports that AS Roma should consider a transfer of Zetterer. FC Fulham, Stade Rennes and Galatasaray would also show interest in the late starter.

Roma is looking for a successor for veteran Rui Patricio, who is expected to leave the club in the summer after his contract ends. Zetterer is one of the Giallorossi candidates.

The transfer fee is six million euros – a very attractive sum for Werder, who nevertheless have no ambition to let their new number one go.

Pavlenka, on the other hand, is likely to leave the Hanseatic League after the season. The 31-year-old fears for his place in the Czech national team, and an extension of his expiring working paper is almost impossible.

In 2017, the 1.96 meter man moved from Slavia Prague to Bremen for three million euros.