Bremen hopeful on Frings

Midfielder urged to put off retirement

Frings: Set for talks

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Werder Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs is planning to hold talks with Torsten Frings regarding his future.

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The 34-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and Bremen have made it clear they would like to keep him.

Allofs has previously admitted they want to give Frings a new deal that would keep him at the club beyond the end of his playing career in a coaching capacity.

However, they do not want him to hang up his boots just yet and Frings has indicated over the past few weeks that he might be contemplating retirement.

Frings told the Weser-Kurier newspaper: "I am still unsure what to do next summer. I am still undecided whether to play on or quit then.

"I have a desire to play on, football is a great sport. But things have to be right, of course.

"I do not desperately need to continue with my career in the game. I would be able to find a thing or two to do, if I do not carry on as a player."

Discussions

Allofs hopes he will decide to play on and expects negotiations to take place during the Bundesliga winter break.

"We are sure that we are going to find a good solution and this will mainly be about him playing on with our team," Allofs told the Rheinische Post.

"There will be talks. We might not have talks until Christmas, but when we are taking off to have a training camp in January there will be enough room and space for such discussions.

"I would really want to keep Torsten Frings long-term at this club, even after the end of his career and potentially in a coaching staff capacity."