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20.08.2023Bayer 04

Bayern defender Stanisic joins Bayer 04

Bayer 04 Leverkusen have signed the versatile defender Josip Stanisic from Bayern Munich. The Croatia international joins the Werkself from the German champions in one-year loan deal.
Contract signing Josip Stanisic
Contract signing Josip Stanisic

"Josip Stanisic is already very experienced in the Bundesliga and the Champions League, he's technically strong, has game intelligence, is two-footed and can play in several defensive positions," said Bayer 04 sporting managing director Simon Rolfes about the many qualities of the player. "The signing of Josip again increases competition in our squad. He’s a very ambitious player who will further strengthen the quality of the squad."

For the Munich-born Stanisic, the move to Leverkusen offers "a very attractive prospect. The team is packed with top players and I was really motivated by my talks with the club," said the versatile defender. "There are clear ideas here and an exceptional environment. I'm really looking forward to the Werkself – for me they were one of the most exciting teams in the Bundesliga last season."

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