21.05.2023Bayer 04

Bayer 04 sign Grimaldo from Benfica

Bayer 04 Leverkusen have strengthened the squad for the coming season with the signing of Spanish left-back Alejandro Grimaldo. The 27-year-old has played for the top Portuguese club Benfica since 2016 and he joins the Werkself on a free transfer in the summer with a contract to 30 June 2027.

“Alejandro Grimaldo is a versatile, very skilful left-back with great technical experience. He is capable of scoring and has a lot of experience and quality,” said Bayer 04 sporting managing director Simon Rolfes about the regular starter for the potential Portuguese champions Benfica “We are happy we were able to convince Alejandro of our ambitious plans for the years ahead.”


For the two-time U21 international Grimaldo, the move from Portugal to Germany is “an exciting challenge. I’ve played for a top European club for seven years,” said the 1.71 metre left footer, “but now I’m attracted by the idea of showing my strengths in the Bundesliga as well. For me, it is one of the best leagues in Europe and is definitely unique in terms of the set-up and atmosphere at the stadiums. I’m very proud that a Bundesliga club like Bayer 04 has come in for me,” added Grimaldo. “I’m sure we will have a fantastic time together.”

Werkself TV: Interview with Alejandro Grimaldo

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