Sporting director Simon Rolfes believes the move to Linz is the right step for the Germany U19 player. "Jan has the opportunity to gain experience there. We will closely follow his development and we have the option to bring him back here."
Jan Boller, who has played for the Black and Reds since 2013, penned a pro contract with this year's Champions League participants in January 2019. The man from Siegen was in the senior squad for the first time for the DFB Cup game against Heidenheim last season but he mainly played for the U19s in the Bundesliga West. Last term he played in all 26 league games for the full 90 minutes as captain.
He also was very much in demand for Germany youth teams. Boller earned 15 caps for the Germany U17s and was a regular in central defence at the 2017 European Championships in Croatia and the World Cup in the same year in India. In 2016, he played alongside Kai Havertz for the Bayer 04 U17 team that went on to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the final of the U17 German Championships.
Bayer 04 and Tomasz Kucz have parted company. The contract with the Poland youth international, that was originally due to run to 30 June 2020, has been terminated by mutual agreement. Kucz joined Leverkusen from Polonia Warsaw in the summer of 2015. The youth keeper went on to make 36 appearances in the U19 Bundesliga West and twice played in the DFB Youth Cup as well as nine times in the UEFA Youth League. In January 2019, Kucz went out on a six-month loan to Slovakian top-flight club DAC Dunajska Streda.
Bayer 04 welcomed 14 media representatives from Africa on Friday, 1 December. The trip for journalists from the likes of Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mozambique, Togo, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Togo was organised by the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) with the goal of establishing and promoting Africa as a new target market for the Bundesliga.Show more
Bayer 04 has modernised its media working area in the stands at the BayArena and equipped it with new, multifunctional monitors. The 50 screens will be used for the first time for the fixture against Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 13 in the Bundesliga next Sunday, 3 December (kick-off: 17:30 CET) and offer the media representatives working at the BayArena on matchday numerous possibilities.Show more
Bayer 04 have little time to recover from their 2-0 win away at Häcken in the UEFA Europe League, ensuring progress to the round of 16, before their next challenge up against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Sunday (17:30 CET). At his pre-match press conference on Friday morning, head coach Xabi Alonso spoke about BVB and gave a warning about not losing focus.Show more
Spirits are high at Borussia Dortmund following their impressive display and result away at AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. On Sunday (17:30 CET), they want to keep an impressive week going with another scalp in Leverkusen. Here’s the lowdown on our next opponents.Show more