1. FC Köln have completed the signing of Jorge Meré from Sporting Gijon. The 20-year-old has signed a five-year deal , until 2022, with the Bundesliga club.
The Spaniard completed a medical check at Köln’s training ground before being unveiled as a player on Thursday evening. Kicker report the fee to be around €7 million.
“We have been following Jorge Meré’s development for some time. He has been a regular for the last two years in Gijon and has also played in the U21 Championship this summer. He gives us more possibilities in defence,” Köln’s sporting director Jörg Schmadtke told the club’s website.
“I am looking forward to playing at 1. FC Köln and to prove myself in the Bundesliga and in the Europa League,” added Meré. “FC is a club where you can develop very well as a young player. There were many rumours, but my goal was to always go to 1. FC Köln.”
Malaga were also said to be interested in signing the central-defender.