Perfect: Striker Arnautovic signs with Werder

04.06.2010, 16:26:26 Uhr

Marko Arnautovic will celebrate in the future in green and white after his transfer to the Weser.
Werder Bremen have named their first acquisition for next season as 21-year-old Marko Arnautovic arrives from Dutch champions FC Twente after having been on loan with Inter Milan. Arnautovic's time with the Green-Whites starts on 1 July 2010 and the Austrian international signed on a four-year contract until 30 June 2014. Manager Klaus Allofs made the announcement though conditions of the transfer were not disclosed.

Klaus Allofs was satisfied with the transfer. "We are happy that we could come to an agreement with FC Twente in some good talks. Marko Arnautovic has great potential. We believe he could have a good role in our team," said Allofs.

Head coach Thomas Schaaf also welcomed the acquisition. "Marko is a young, very talented striker, who has already gathered some good experience. We are certain that he is a sporting enrichment for us and we can continue to develop him," said the coach. Arnautovic, who will begin his work with Werder at the start of training on 5 July 2010, is looking forward to his time with Bremen. "Werder stands for very successful work with young players. I see a big chance here of making the next step in my career. I am ready for the start of training in a month," said the Vienna native.
Werder is Marko Arnautovic's third club of his professional career. As a junior player with Florisdorfer AC, the striker transferred to the Dutch club FC Twente Enschede. After impressing in the youth system there, he made his debut with the top team in 2007 and established himself in the following two years in the top Dutch league. In 44 appearances, the striker scored 12 goals. Arnautovic has played on loan for a year since August 2009 with Italian champions and triple winners Inter Milan.

Arnautovic - born on 19 April 1989 - is the son of an Austrian mother and a Serb father, being eligible to play for both Austria and Serbia. But he decided for the Austrian national team. After various appearances with Austrian youth national teams, Arnautovic was first nominated for the senior side in 2007 and made his debut in October 2008. He has earned four caps for Austria.

Marko Arnautovic

Position: Striker

Status: Licensed player

Nationality: Austrian / Serbian

Date of birth: 19 April 1989

Place of birth: Vienna, Austria

With Werder since: 1 July 2010

Height: 1.92 m

Weight: 83 kg

Previous clubs: 1995 1998 Floridsdorfer AC Wien
1998 2001 Austria Wien
2001 2002 First Vienna FC
2002 2003 Austria Wien
2003 2004 Rapid Wien
2004 2006 Floridsdorfer AC Wien
2006 2009 FC Twente Enschede (44/12)
2009 2010 Inter Mailand (3/0)

Bundesliga games/ Goals: 0/0

Bundesliga balance with Werder: 0/0

European Cup games/ Goals: 9/1 (FC Twente)
(those with Werder: 0/0)

International matches/ Goals:
U 18 National team: 1/0
U 19 National team: 4/0
U 21 National team: 3/1
Senior National team: 5/0

Marital status: single

Children: --

Hobbies: Table tennis, basketball, swimming

Updated: 1 July 2010

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