17.12.2020Bayer 04

Bayer 04 agree deals with Tapsoba and Diaby

Bayer 04 Leverkusen have agreed long-term deals with two key players and laid down a marker shortly before the end of the year. The club has agreed contract extensions with Edmond Tapsoba (21) and Moussa Diaby (21) and thereby underlined the great trust the club has in these exceptionally talented and already influential Werkself players.

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."

"We can achieve a lot together"

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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