Cologne - 1. FC Köln have confirmed that striker Anthony Ujah is set to join fellow Bundesliga outfit SV Werder Bremen in the summer after the 24-year-old put pen to paper on a four-year deal.
Köln's top goalscorer in the current campaign with 10 goals to his name, Ujah joined the club from 1. FSV Mainz 05 back in 2012/13 on a one-year loan deal that was turned into a permanent move the following season.
Ujah has been a mainstay of the Köln side in his three seasons with the club and made his 100th appearance in all competitions for the Cathedral City side in Saturday's 0-0 draw with FC Augsburg. The five-time Nigerian international will be remembered fondly by the Billy Goats' faithful for carving out a prolific partnership with Patrick Helmes as the club reclaimed their place amongst Germany's elite at the end of the 2013/14 campaign. However, after the striker expressed an interest in seeking pastures new, Bremen came calling for his services, believing Ujah to be a perfect replacement for outgoing goalscorer Davie Selke. "Anthony has a great profile, plays with a lot of passion, a lot of power, is very diligent and strong in the air," claimed Bremen's director of professional football and scouting, Rouven Schröder. "We're convinced that Anthony Ujah fits to our style of play." The 24-year-old will be hoping to provide a perfect foil to Franco Di Santo as part of a Bremen side looking to establish themselves as genuine European contenders once again next season.