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Werder Bremen agree fee with AZ Alkmaar for USMNT star Johannsson

COLOGNE, GERMANY - JUNE 10: Aron Johannsson of USA runs with the ball during the International Friendly match between Germany and USA at RheinEnergieStadion on June 10, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

COLOGNE, GERMANY - JUNE 10: Aron Johannsson of USA runs with the ball during the International Friendly match between Germany and USA at RheinEnergieStadion on June 10, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

United States international striker Aron Johannsson is on his way to the Bundesliga.

AZ Alkmaar agreed to send the 24-year-old to German side Werder Bremen for a fee reportedly worth 5 million euros ($5.5M).

"Werder Bremen confirmed their interest on Saturday evening and since then it went very quick," AZ technical director Earnie Stewart told the club's website. "They really wanted to have Aron and they showed that in everything. This is a very good deal for AZ and also for Aron. I hope he'll succeed at Werder Bremen."

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Bremen had been in the market for a striker to replace top scorer Franco Di Santo, who has moved to Schalke. According to reports out of Germany, Werder Bremen sporting director Rouven Schröder attended the June U.S. friendly against Germany in Cologne, where Johannsson started and played 74 minutes.

Johannsson scored 34 goals in 84 appearance for AZ since joining the club in 2013.

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