Leverkusen boss

    Bayer Leverkusen is not holding on to coach Gerardo Seoane for lack of alternatives, but out of conviction. The assured club boss Fernando Carro in an interview with the “Cologne City Gazette”. “There is a coaching market and it is our fundamental duty to know and have access to it,” said the CEO: “But we are sticking with Gerardo Seoane because we are convinced that the turning point will succeed with him. And not because we have no alternative.”

    In his first year, the Swiss “proved that he is an excellent coach and leader”. And, according to Carro: “Individual results alone do not change anything about the quality of the coach.” Nevertheless, Seoane, who has lost six out of ten competitive games with his team, must deliver soon. Five points from seven Bundesliga games means 15th place in the German football league, the last time you were worse off at the same time in a season was 1982/83.

    Carro went on to say that even more important than the consensus in last weekend’s analysis, “is that our shared stance and confidence translates into results in the upcoming games”. “This fall, we need signals that are as early and clear as possible for a return to stability and success. It doesn’t work without successes and points.”

    Bayer Leverkusen’s Carro: “Fresh blood” would not have harmed competition in the squad

    The admission of mistakes in the squad planning in the summer also mitigated the assessment of Carro. “In retrospect, however, you have to admit that a little fresh blood would not have harmed the competition in the squad.” The contracts of important players such as Florian Wirtz, Moussa Diaby and Patrik Schick have been extended. “However, we have not been able to free up funds through player sales to sign the number of players that we would have liked to bring in.”

    Weiser, Hlozek & Co.: The most expensive additions to Bayer Leverkusen

    21. Jeremie Frimpong | 20/21 by Celtic Glasgow

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    Transfer fee: €11 million

    21.Kevin Kampl | 15/16 by Borussia Dortmund

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    Transfer fee: €11 million

    19. Chicharito | 15/16 by Manchester United

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    Transfer fee: €12 million

    19. Mitchell Wise | 18/19 by Hertha BSC

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    Transfer fee: €12 million

    17. Heung Min Son | 13/14 from HSV

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    Transfer fee: €12.5 million

    17. Sven Bender | 17/18 from BVB

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    Transfer fee: €12.5 million

    15. Charles Aranguiz | 15/16 from SC Internacional

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    Transfer fee: €13 million

    15. Adam Hlozek | 22/23 from Sparta Prague

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    Transfer fee: €13 million

    14. André Schurrle | 11/12 from Mainz 05

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    Transfer fee: €14 million

    13. Moussa Diaby | 2019/20 by PSG

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    Transfer fee: €15 million

    12. Hakan Calhanoğlu | 2014/15 from HSV

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    Transfer fee: €15.25 million

    11.Leon Bailey | 2016/17 from KRC Genk

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    Transfer fee: €16.7 million

    10. Exquiel Palacios | 2019/20 by River Plate

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    Transfer fee: €17 million

    9. Panagiotis Retsus | 2017/18 by Olympiacos

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    Transfer fee: €17.5 million

    8. Paulinho | 2018/19 by Vasco da Gama

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    Transfer fee: €18.5 million

    7. Kevin Volland | 2016/17 by Hoffenheim

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    Transfer fee: €20 million

    6. Edmond Tapsoba | 2019/20 by Vitoria Guimaraes

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    Transfer fee: €20.2 million

    5. Aleksandar Dragovic | 2016/17 by Dynamo Kyiv

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    Transfer fee: €21m

    4. Odilon Kossounou | 2021/22 by Club Brugge

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    Transfer fee: €23 million

    3. Lucas Alário | 2017/18 by River Plate

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    Transfer fee: €24 million

    2. Patrick Schick | 2020/21 by AS Roma

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    Transfer fee: €26.5 million

    1. Kerem Demirbay | 2019/20 by Hoffenheim

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    Transfer fee: €32m

    The “Werkself” only signed two new players in the past transfer window, Adam Hlozek, who cost 13 million euros, and a loan from Chelsea, making them the club with the fewest summer signings in a league-wide comparison. In return, seven professionals left the club, but only a total of 8.5 million euros could be collected for and redemption. Bayer 04 had been associated with and among other things in recent months (on the TM rumor mill).

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