Affolter joins Werder Bremen
Swiss international fulfils dream by joining big club
Last Updated: January 25, 2012 5:13pm
Francois Affolter: Bremen's defensive options are bolstered by exiciting young prospect
Werder Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf has expressed his delight after capturing Francois Affolter on loan from Young Boys for the rest of the year.
Affolter, 20, successfully completed a medical and penned a deal that gives Bremen the option to sign him permanently when his loan expires.
Schaaf told www.werder.de: "He is technically well trained, is very quick with good vision and has a certain composure on the ball. He's a young player with a lot of potential."
Affolter added: "It was always my dream to play for a strong European club.
"Werder is a huge opportunity for me. I want to help lead the team back into European competition."
Werder are currently fifth in the Bundesliga, six points behind fourth-placed Borussia Monchengladbach.