Davie Selke is not for sale

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After an impressive showing at the recent UEFA European Under-19 Championships, Davie Selke has attracted a lot of suitors but Werder Bremen's general manager Thomas Eichin has signalled he is not for sale. 

Germany's youngsters claimed their second European crown after beating Portugal with a narrow 1-0 win. In the run up to the final, it was Selke who was making the headlines as he bagged six goals to become the tournament's top scorer and send his team into the final. 

Following his strong displays, speculation has arisen regarding his future but before any club has had chance to express their interest, Eichin has extinguished the non-existent flames by insisting he is staying put. 

"We have a plan with him," Eichin told Bild. "He is going to be integrated into our Bundesliga side bit by bit.

"Any other club can save themselves the phone call."

2013-14 season

In the last campaign, coach Robin Dutt didn't consider the striker for the first team as he felt he wasn't good enough to risk starting in the Bundesliga. 

At the start of 2013, Selke completed a move from Hoffenheim to Werder but he has spent most of his time playing in the second team.

But for his country, Selke is enjoying a lot of success with the under-19s at the minute having scored 11 goals in his last eight games.

The six goals that he has scored at the European Championships in Hungary have derived from the five games he has featured in. Selke has now risen from the under-16s up to the under-19s making a total of 28 appearances in all. 

Part of the reason why Dutt opted to leave Selke out of the side was due to a training ground bust up that the player has experienced with team mate, Clemens Fritz. 

Werder's striking options

Last season, Werder finished 12th on 39 points, just four points above the relegation play-off position. Their top scorer last season was midfielder Aaron Hunt with seven, who has now departed to join Wolfsburg. 

In the striking department, Dutt can look to Franco Di Santo, Nils Peterson, who also scored seven, or Martin Kobylanski, who failed to score last season. 

The club have to yet to make a striking purchase despite none of their front men ranging into double figures last season.

This is perhaps a sign that the club could be preparing to put their faith into the 19 year-old following his sharp form for Germany. Selke will be hoping that he will get his chance to impress on the opening weekend of the Bundesliga season which kicks off 22nd August. 

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