Bayer Leverkusen priced out of move for Bologna’s Riccardo Calafiori


With Jonathan Tah’s departure from Bayer Leverkusen looking inevitable, the reigning Bundesliga champions are searching for a replacement, but they’ve been priced out of a move for their top target.

According to Kicker, Bologna’s Riccardo Calafiori (22) will cost around €40m, €10m more than Bayer have budgeted for a central-defender. The Italian impressed at Euro 2024 but with Bologna having to hand over 50 percent of the transfer fee to his previous employer FC Basel, the side from Emilia-Romagna have no intention of selling him for any less.

It’s a similar story for Real Sociedad’s Robin Le Normand (27), who has a reported release clause in excess of €40m, which leads Bayer Leverkusen to other defensive targets.

Robin Koch and Dean Huijsen an option for Bayer Leverkusen?

Mats Hummels, who is currently without a club after his contract with Borussia Dortmund expired, is available on a free transfer, while Eintracht Frankfurt’s Robin Koch is available for around €20m, but both players lack pace, a desirable for Leverkusen’s recruitment team.

As reported via Kicker, Dean Huijsen, who spent the second-half of last season on loan at AS Roma, is considered a ‘top talent’ with Tuttosport suggesting that Bayer are favourites.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

Source link

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.