Former Chelsea striker Franco di Santo has been a revelation in the German Bundesliga this season.
After struggling to score goals on a consistent basis throughout his career, he appears to be finally coming good at just the right time. The Argentine has scored six goals in 10 appearances for Werder Bremen this season. This has prompted transfer interest surrounding the striker just before the January transfer window opens. The German club, though, have concretely stated that they would not be interested in selling the 25-year-old.
Di Santo moved to English football when he was still in his teens. The move to Chelsea, though, appeared to come a little too early after he struggled for form in game time. He did not impress much in his loan spell at Blackburn. His real breakthrough came after making a permanent move to Wigan, with whom he won the FA Cup. After joining Werder Bremen on a free transfer, di Santo has been making consistent progress. The forward was recently called up for the Argentine World Cup squad. He was in the preliminary squad, which is seen as a major achievement, but was left out of the final squad.
His recent form, though, may persuaded Argentina coach Gerardo Martino to consider calling him for the upcoming Copa America. “We are not interested in selling Franco Di Santo ahead of next season. We would like to work long-term with Franco. We will definitely talk to him about the future when we have a chance and try to work out a new deal.I am not surprised he is scoring a lot of goals. I always knew he was a deadly striker,” said the Werder Bremen general manager, Thomas Eichin. The player has just under two years left on his contract, which could persuade the German club to sell him.