The Iranian football international Sardar Azmoun is expected on Thursday at his new club Bayer Leverkusen, a first commitment on Sunday in the top duel of the football Bundesliga against Borussia Dortmund is probably too early.
“That would surprise me, we’ll certainly need a bit of time with him. He has to be checked out first,” Bayers explained Bayer Leverkusen director Simon Rolfes.
Actually, the striker of Zenit St. Petersburg should only be committed to the summer, but now the Russian Club was interested in a premature transfer of the 27-year-old. In Leverkusen he signed a contract until 30 June 2027.
“This is a wonderful extension for our quality. He has a great added value for the team,” said Rolfes.
Personnel sors in front of BVB duel
He is not a substitute for medium-term Patrik Schick. The Torjäger obliged for the estimated two million euros, which scored 39 results in 60 international matches and became master with Zenit three times in series master, could also play on the wings or in a hanging position, Rolfes explained: “Since we are now top and variable. “
In the top game at BVB, the Leverkusen still will not be able to use some players. Exequiel Palacios, Julian Baumgartlinger and Daley Sinkgraven are injured, Edmond Tapsoba stays with Burkina Faso still at the Africa Cup.
That in Dortmund more than 750 spectators are to be admitted, Rolfes holds for a very good decision. “I would be scary. This motivates the players incredible. And that’s a sign in which direction it can go, even in the next few months.”