May 26, 2012 by joshilan14
After deciding to leave Werder Bremen at the end of the season, Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro surprisingly signed for Bayern Munich, in what will be his second spell at the club.
He had enjoyed a six year spell at Bayern from 2001 to 2007, where he ironically joined from Werder Bremen. The spell saw him score 71 goals in 174 appearances, which saw him become a fans favourite with the Bavarians.
He left the club for Chelsea, but he struggled for goals and games there, which saw Werder Bremen resign him on loan and this was turned into a permanent deal. The last four seasons at Weder have seen the Inca God score 60 goals in just 103 appearances. These goals have helped to see him become the top-scoring foreign player in the history of the Bundesliga.
His record at Werder Bremen is brilliant, but there are two things that can work against him at Bayern Munich: The formation as he will have to settle for a place on the bench as Mario Gomez will be the preferred lone striker and his age.
Pizarro was re-signed by Bayern Munich to replace the outgoing Ivica Olic, who has signed a contract with Wolfsburg. He is a good signing by Bayern as he is a proven goal scorer at this level and will get plenty of goals coming off the bench. He is only likely to be at the club for a couple of seasons and is only a short-term signing for the club.