Mainz sign Friedrich
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Werder have strengthened their rearguard with the signings of Daniel Jensen and Petri Pasanen, which allowed Friedrich to head out of the club.
Friedrich has signed a four-year deal and will be charged with the task of marshalling the club's backline in Die Bundesliga.
"This is the best thing I could imagine for Mainz 05," said coach Jurgen Klopp. "Manu is my most desired player, an extremely important player for our defence."
The defender spent the second half of last season on loan at Mainz and he is looking forward to helping the club establish themselves in the top flight.
"For me, the change makes me happy," he told the club's website. "My heart hangs on this city and this club."