Central defender Tapsoba has signed a contract to 30 June 2026 and the modified contract of winger Diaby now runs to the summer of 2025. "Both of them are not only extremely talented players with outstanding potential. Edmond and Moussa are already absolute key players in spite of their young age," declared Bayer 04 sporting managing director Rudi Völler. "And they will get even better in the coming years and be an important element of our Bayer team in the future."
For Simon Rolfes, the two contract extensions mean " a confirmation of the development of the club. Both are spectacular players who have what it takes to play for the really big clubs in Europe," said the sporting director. "Their long-term commitment at Leverkusen once again proves we are a very attractive club for young players all over the world and that we are able to compete in this respect with the biggest clubs. I'm sure Edmond and Moussa will make even bigger names for themselves in the black and red kit."
Edmond Tapsoba's extension to a five-year contract agreed last year is based on the good experiences the Burkina Faso international has made in his first 12 months at Leverkusen: "My first year here has been fantastic. The team is young and hungry, the Bundesliga is demanding and has a great level. I think we can achieve a lot together."
Moussa Diaby has also extended his long-term contract by another year. "Because this team plays exactly the type of football that suits me and my abilities. With lots of possession and pace but it is also very technically adept. It's incredible fun with these lads," assured the Frenchman. "And with this fun comes success."
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Bayer 04 Leverkusen back continuity at the top of the club. The Bundesliga and Europa League participants have extended the contract with sporting managing director Simon Rolfes to 2028. The former midfielder and long-standing Werkself captain took over this position as the successor to Rudi Völler in the summer of 2022. He was previously the sporting director at Bayer 04 for three and a half years.Show more
The fans have decided: The goal scored by Florian Wirtz to make it 1-0 for Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the 2-1 home win against SC Freiburg was voted Goal of the Month for October with 45 % of the votes cast. The 20-year-old Werkself player won the vote conducted by ARD-Sportschau by a clear margin ahead of second-placed Harry Kane (Bayern Munich).Show more