The club announced today that Fin Bartels will leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expiries, and will join Werder Bremen. Bartels is enjoying a great season at St. Pauli with six goals and five assists. The attacking midfielder joined St. Pauli from Hansa Rostock in 2010, and has made 114 appearances for the club, scoring 21 goals and making 22 assists. He has been one of the best players in recent seasons, but the 26 year old has rejected a new contract in favour of joining Bremen – a move which he says is because of the chance to improve his career in the Bundesliga.
A big disappointment, but a decision we have to accept. Walk on, Fin.