Leverkusen pick up German under-21 international.
Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen have signed young midfielder Emre Can from rivals Bayern Munich, Sky Sports reports.
The 19-year-old has agreed a four year deal at the BayArena after being informed by new coach Pep Guardiola that he was not part of the club’s plans for the upcoming season. However, the German and European champions have made sure to insert a a buy back clause into his contract should they ever decide they want him to return. The clause will allow Bayern to buy him back at any point during his contract for an undisclosed fee.
Can was left out of the squad’s pre season Audi Cup tournament, in which they beat Manchester City 2-1 in the showpiece final on Thursday.
“Emre Can is a very talented and versatile player,” Bayer Leverkusen general manager Rudi Völler told the official Bayer Leverkusen website.
“He will be able to show that at our club in the future. We are happy to have signed him from Bayern Munich.”
Can also expressed his delight at the move, claiming that he can now look forward to kick starting his career.
“Bayer Leverkusen is a top club from Bundesliga 1 and is also playing UEFA Champions League this season,” said Can.
“I would like to do my best to help the club have a very successful future in every competition in those future years.”