Werder Bremen agree deal for Czech keeper Jiri Pavlenka
Werder Bremen have reached an agreement to sign Czech Republic international goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka from Slavia Prague.
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The 25-year-old is expected in Bremen for his medical and to sign on the dotted line at the end of the week.
"The Bundesliga is one of the strongest leagues in the world, and Werder are a massive club," Pavlenka told the official Werder Bremen website.
"I've only heard good things about Werder and Bremen from Theo [Gebre Selassie] Jaro [Drobny]. I'm looking forward to being a part of the team."
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Pavlenka, who has made 103 appearances in the Czech top flight, won the Czech First Division title with Slavia in 2016/17 and has two senior international caps for his country.
"We’re really pleased that we were able to convince Jiri to join Werder," Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann said.
"We have followed his development over the last few years intensively. He has been doing well, successfully took the step up to the national team and contributed to Slavia Prague’s success last season through consistently good performances."
If the move does go through, Pavlenka will work closely with his 38-year-old compatriot Jaroslav Drobny next season, after the Czech veteran last week committed his future to Werder for another year.