7.02.2022Bayer 04

Gedikli joins Trabzonspor

After eleven years at Bayer 04, Emrehan Gedikli has completed a transfer to Turkish top-flight club Trabzonspor. The Germany U19 international, who was on a contract at Leverkusen to the summer of 2023, has signed a deal with the current clear league leaders in the Süper Lig.

“As a child, I dreamed of playing for Bayer 04. I made it and I’m very grateful to the club and coaches who have supported me through all those years,” said the 18-year-old Gedikli. “Now it’s time for me to make way in professional football. The attractive offer from Turkey offers me a great opportunity.”  

The centre forward made his first-team debut for the Werkself in the Europa League in 2020/21 making three appearances in group matches and he also played in the final Bundesliga match of the season at Borussia Dortmund. He earned his first international cap with the Germany U19 team four months later and has played four times and scored one goal for his country to date.

“Emrehan joined us when he was eight and now he is on the verge of a promising development in professional football,” said sporting director Simon Rolfes. “We wish him great success for the rest of his career.”


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