Bayer Leverkusen CEO Indicates possible summer sale

Bayer Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro has hinted at the possibility of selling one of their star players during the summer transfer window to facilitate the acquisition of new talent.

Under the stewardship of coach Xabi Alonso, Bayer Leverkusen has enjoyed its most successful campaign to date. The club currently holds the distinction of being the only unbeaten team across Europe’s top five leagues this season.

Their triumphs reached a pinnacle on Sunday as they clinched their maiden Bundesliga title with a resounding 5-0 victory over Werder Bremen at the Bay Arena. In addition to their domestic success, Bayer Leverkusen also boasts a 2-0 advantage heading into the second leg of their Europa League quarterfinal tie against West Ham on Thursday. Furthermore, they are set to contest the final of the German Cup against Kaiserslautern in late May.

Xabi Alonso’s inaugural full season in charge has seen Bayer Leverkusen flourish, blending emerging talents with seasoned veterans to impressive effect.

However, amid their accomplishments, rumors abound regarding the potential departure of key players, including Jeremie Frimpong, Alejandro Grimaldo, Florian Wirtz, and Nigerian sensation Victor Boniface, who has drawn interest from Premier League clubs.

Despite their triumphant campaign, Bayer Leverkusen maintains a modest budget, with their record signing standing at €32 million for Kerem Demirbay from Hoffenheim in 2019.

Carro has suggested that the club may need to generate funds through player sales to finance future acquisitions as they seek to revamp the squad ahead of the new season.

Of particular note is Victor Boniface, whose valuation stands at approximately €50 million. However, Carro indicated that Bayer Leverkusen could entertain offers exceeding €70 million for the Nigerian forward.

Florian Wirtz emerges as the club’s most valuable asset, valued at €110 million according to Transfermarkt, underscoring Bayer Leverkusen’s resolve to balance financial prudence with their ambition for continued success on the field.

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