Despite the three wins in a row before the winter break, Bayer 04 Leverkusen can by no means be satisfied with the first half of the season. The Werkself started the season as favorites for places two to four and at times even found themselves on the control pitch. It is therefore likely that the club will strike in the winter transfer window. We are looking for candidates for central midfield and external defence.
Does Bayer Leverkusen go on a shopping spree in winter? There have been rumors about a commitment from Robin Gosens for a long time. Recently, however, the name Vladimir Coufal also appeared on the alleged shopping list. The 30-year-old right-back plays for West Ham, but lost his place in the first half of the season and only has a contract that runs until 2023. According to Sky, there have already been positive talks between Leverkusen and the Czechs.
However, according to ESPN, the Werkself have now considered an alternative. This is Arsenal pro Cedric Soares. The 31-year-old Portuguese has been struggling with the Premier League leaders and is said to be a contender for a January transfer. In addition to Bayer 04, FC Villarreal and FC Fulham are said to be interested in signing. Fulham is said to have already deployed the toughest artillery. In the end you have to ask yourself in Leverkusen whether signing a right-back is really that important. You already have a top player in Jeremie Frimpong. The young Dutchman can also play more offensively, but the need would be greater at the back left, where Bakker and Hincapié haven't really been able to convince lately.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as an alternative to Coufal: Leverkusen targets Arsenal reservist.