Werder Bremen to discuss Claudio Pizarro future as contract nears end

Werder Bremen have yet to decide whether they will offer veteran attacker Claudio Pizarro a new contract at the end of the season.

Pizarro, 38, is in the final few months of his current deal and is Bremen's all-time leading goal scorer with 103 strikes in 199 league games.

But the former Bayern Munich player has not scored in 12 appearances this campaign, dropping behind Serge Gnabry and Max Kruse in the pecking order.

"We will sit down in the next couple of weeks and discuss it," Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann told Bild.

However, Baumann stressed that the club would would not offer Pizarro a new deal because of his achievements.

"We will not prolong a contract because a player was important in the past. It has to make sense for both sides," he said.

Pizarro last year said he wanted to play on until the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he hopes to represent Peru at a major competition one last time if they can qualify.