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Bild: Bremen Buys Bayern's Raif Husic for €100,000

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18-year-old reserve will have a chance to break into the Bundesliga in the Weserstadion

Julian Finney

Werder Bremen has swiped away goalkeeper Raif Husic from Bayern München on a €100,000 transfer, according to Bild.

"Husic is a most interesting man," said Bremen general manager Thomas Eichin. "I was tuned in to him for a while."

The report stipulates that Husic would start with the reserves, but Bremen eventually want him to be part of their Bundesliga team. Bremen used two goalkeepers during their 2013/14 campaign, Sebastian Mielitz and Raphael Wolf.

Bayern holds a €1 million buy-back clause, although the remaining details of the transfer are not yet clear.

Husic was the beneficiary of Lukas Raeder's call up to the senior side, the 18-year-old moving from the U19 team to make eight starts with the reserves. He also made a team sheet appearance in Bayern's 2-0 victory against Eintracht Braunschweig with both Manuel Neuer and Tom Starke injured.

With Raeder out of contract, Husic was the incumbent to get the starts at goalkeeper. His sale now leaves recent Regionalliga purchases Ivan Lucic and Andreas Rössl as the reserve options between the pipes at the moment.

Husic apparently belongs to Rummenigge Sport Marketing, whose boss is Roman, son of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. He becomes the second Bayern reserve player to garner Bundesliga interest; Vladimir Rankovic signed a three-year deal with Hannover 96 in February.

Bremen will spend from July 19 to 28 training in Zell am Ziller in Austria, which is when Husic is expected to join the team. The Bild report mentioned him in the same sentence as Bernd Leno and Marc-André ter Stegen, a ringing endorsement for a player who could become the replacement for Neuer.