Third time's a charm: Claudio PIzarro is back at Bremen at the age of 36 - © imago
Third time's a charm: Claudio PIzarro is back at Bremen at the age of 36 - © imago
Bundesliga

How Claudio Pizarro will strengthen Bremen

Cologne - The transfer window may have closed a few days ago, but that did not stop SV Werder Bremen pulling off one of the more unexpected deals of the summer by re-signing veteran striker Claudio Pizarro, who was a free agent after his contract at FC Bayern München expired.

It is the Peruvian's third spell at the Green-Whites after first joining them in 1999 and then returning for a second time in 2008. bundesliga.com examines how the 36-year-old will help Bremen this season...

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Good omen

During Pizarro’s first spell at the club he formed a prolific partnership with Brazilian frontman Ailton, with the duo going on to be dubbed “Pizzatoni”. They notched a combined total of 22 goals in their first season together, and increased that to 33 in their second year. With ‘Tony’ Ujah on the books at Bremen, fans will be hoping the free-scoring “Pizzatoni” amalgam can be revived.

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