Bayer Leverkusen is looking for reinforcements: A new goalkeeper could come next season.
For years, Lukas Hradecky was considered one of the best goalkeepers in the Bundesliga. However, the Finn has now lost that status, because he often looked unlucky between the posts at Bayer Leverkusen. The captain has conceded numerous goals in recent months. Unsurprisingly, there have been rumors of a new goalkeeper this summer - Stefan Ortega in particular seemed a hot candidate. All the more surprising, however, was the decision by the Bayer bosses not only to stick with Hradecky, but even to give him a new contract until 2026.
In the meantime, under the Bayer Cross, it seems that this decision may not have been the wisest. As reported by Sky, the Leverkusen team kept an eye on Philipp Köhn, who, as a regular keeper from RB Salzburg, performs very well and was even nominated for the World Cup squad in Switzerland.
"We hear that Philipp Köhn, who is very good at one-on-one and building up the game, wants to go back to the Bundesliga," explained Sky expert Florian Plettenberg about the 24-year-old, who played in Germany at FC Schalke, VfB Stuttgart and RB Leipzig was active. "And we also hear that Leverkusen are keeping an eye on him and are very, very impressed with his development."
A change in the summer is "a hot option for Köhn", as Plettenberg explains. He puts the price tag at around ten million euros for the goalkeeper, who is under contract in Salzburg until 2025.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Neuer Keeper: Bayer Leverkusen "very, very impressed" by Köhn.