One Bayer Leverkusen player that each top Premier League club should consider signing

16 April 2024 1689
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Bayer Leverkusen can now lay claim to being the reigning champions of the Bundesliga. The success is noteworthy, yet it also presents a fresh challenge - keeping at bay interest from Europe's top football clubs.

This season, Xabi Alonso's team impressively carved out a path through Germany's top teams, bringing considerable attention to Bayer Leverkusen. Their top players are no longer under the radar as they once were.

Here, we highlight one Bayer Leverkusen player that each of the top six Premier League clubs should have on their radar.

Arsenal, under Mikel Arteta, has emerged as a unified team with minimal weaknesses. However, the left-back position is one area that needs improvement. Oleksandr Zinchenko’s inconsistent performance coupled with centre-back Jakub Kiwior’s lacklustre display has raised concerns.

In Leverkusen, Alejandro Grimaldo is one player who has set the pitch on fire this season. With maximum assists to his name and his position at the top of the goal tally chart, the 28-year-old is worth looking out for.

While Grimaldo has three years left on his contract, Leverkusen might not set an exorbitant price tag on him, given that they signed him on a free transfer last summer.

For Chelsea, the absence of a reliable goal-scorer is a glaring issue. Over the past decade, the Blues have found it difficult to find someone who can consistently score goals.

Victor Boniface from Leverkusen might be the answer - despite missing almost quarter of the season due to injuries, he managed to score 11 goals in 18 games, along with nine assists.

At 23, Boniface could be the missing piece in Chelsea’s puzzle and lead Mauricio Pochettino's side to higher success.

A left-sided defender is the need of the hour for Liverpool, and Piero Hincapie from Leverkusen might suit their needs. At 22, the centre-back has already had over 100 appearances for Leverkusen, establishing himself as one of the best young defenders in Europe.

As Virgil van Dijk ages and Ibrahima Konate continues to have fitness issues, Hincapie could be a solid signing, especially for managers leaning towards a three-man defense similar to Ruben Amorim’s style.

Currently, Manchester City has little requirement for Florian Wirtz. Instead, Jeremie Frimpong could be a better fit. However, they may soon need a player of Wirtz's calibre.

With Kevin De Bruyne aging and Bernardo Silva possibly exiting the club, Phil Foden alone cannot shoulder the responsibility. Though signing Wirtz could be quite expensive, the 20-year-old has great potential and could fill the impending vacuum in City's midfield.

Manchester United needs to address various issues this summer. There's a need for a substitute for Rasmus Hojlund - Patrik Schick of Leverkusen seems a good option. However, the most urgent need is in defense - with Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire likely to leave, a defender of Jonathan Tah's quality could be a smart choice.

At 28, Tah has come back strong from a few down years and proved his mettle in Leverkusen's defense. Entering the final year of his contract, a deal for Tah could be easily feasible for United.

Tottenham Hotspur require not just any player, but a reliable one for their midfield. Robert Andrich could fit the bill. The 29-year-old, known for his defensive skills, could be an astute replacement for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who is anticipated to leave this summer.