After missing out on the Champions League, Bayer Leverkusen are expected to rebuild their squad this summer. According to Kicker, they have the fourth-highest salary in the Bundesliga and with contracts until 2025, Moussa Diaby and Jeremie Frimpong are considered as potential candidates for a sale.
For the sale of Diaby and Frimpong, Bayer Leverkusen expect to receive a fee of around €100m for the duo, of which a percentage will then be reinvested back into the squad.
Jonathan Tah is also expected to leave Bayer Leverkusen this summer with a reported exit clause of €18m and clubs from both England and Italy courting the German central-defender. For the trio, B04 could see an influx of around €120m flow into the club.
It’s also been no secret that Bayer Leverkusen would be open to selling Diaby should they receive a suitable offer. Arsenal, Newcastle United and PSG have all shown considerable interest in the Frenchman, who recorded 25 goal contributions (14 goals, 11 assists) in 48 games across all competitions for Leverkusen this season.
It was reported last month by Sport Bild that Newcastle were preparing an offer for Diaby. Further to interest in Diaby, Tah has received enquiries from the Premier League, one club being West Ham who won their first European trophy, since 1965, on Wednesday night.
Bayer Leverkusen have also been busy with their incomings. Arthur (20) will join the club for €7m in the summer whilst the club also confirmed the arrival of Álex Grimaldo on a free transfer from Benfica. They’re also working on finalising a deal for Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka, which is expected to advance after the Champions League final.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder