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Eren Dinkçi: Valued more in Heidenheim than at Werder Bremen

Werder Bremen are eager to bring back their loanee Eren Dinkçi from next opponents 1. FC Heidenheim in the summer. The 22-year-old attacker joined the promoted club before this season, has scored seven Bundesliga goals so far, and clearly told “Radio Bremen” before his return this Saturday: “It always sounds bad, but it’s simply the case: Here in Heidenheim, the appreciation is somehow higher than at Werder.”

Nevertheless, Bremen overlooked these discordant notes on Thursday and emphasized their confidence in the fast-paced professional. “We are planning with him. Otherwise, we would have definitely sold him permanently and not just loaned him out,” said coach Ole Werner at his press conference for the Heidenheim game. “We believe in him and his abilities. But at the time we had to make a decision, we still had Niclas Füllkrug and Marvin Ducksch here. It doesn’t surprise me that he has taken these steps now. Because Heidenheim is a very good environment for young players. They have a very good coach and play a style of football that suits Eren’s strengths.”

Back to Werder Bremen? Galatasaray also interested in Dinkçi

Dinkçi’s contract at the Osterdeich runs until 2025. The Bremen-born player joined the Bundesliga club’s youth team in 2019 and made his league debut for the pros at the end of 2020, scoring the winning goal in the game against Mainz 05 within five minutes of playing time. Since then, the 1.88 meter tall right-footed player has made 50 competitive appearances for the Green-Whites, but has not scored another goal for the North Germans.

During his time at Werder, his market value stagnated, but since his transfer last summer, Dinkçi has been able to sextuple it (to the Verlauf). After offensive partner Jan-Niklas Beste, he is currently the second most valuable player in the squad of the promoted team from the Brenz (to the statistics). According to information from Turkish journalist Serhan Türk, Galatasaray Istanbul are also said to be keeping an eye on the right winger, and the Süper Lig club is reportedly interested in a transfer next summer.

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