9.05.2019Bayer 04

Bayer 04 sign Kerem Demirbay

Bayer 04 have signed midfielder Kerem Demirbay for next season. The two-time Germany international, who won the Confed Cup in Russia in 2017, joins the Werkself from Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Demirbay has penned a deal at Leverkusen to 30 June 2024.

"In Kerem Demirbay we have gained a technically skilled and strategic midfielder who can also score goals," said Bayer 04 sporting director Simon Rolfes. "Kerim was an absolute key player at Hoffenheim and he will be an important factor for us in meeting our targets next season," added Rolfes.

For Demirbay, who joined Hoffenheim in 2016 from Hamburg SV, the move is: "The next step after three really great years at TSG. Bayer 04 have always played attractive, attacking football," declared the 25-year-old. "That style suits me and I'm really looking forward to being part of this team."

Sporting managing director Rudi Völler underlined that Demirbay's signing is "a clear signal of our ambitions. We have big plans for next season but  first we want to qualify for European competition," said Völler. "For, hopefully, three competitions we need top players like Kerem Demirbay.

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