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Bayer Leverkusen confirm signing of goalkeeper Lennart Grill from FC Kaiserslautern

By Steve Jennings

Published: 13:11, 8 April 2020 | Updated: 14:28, 6 May 2020

Bayer Leverkusen have announced German goalkeeper Lennart Grill will join the club from FC Kaiserslautern ahead of next season.

Transfer announcements have been few and far between during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, but Leverkusen confirmed on Wednesday that Grill has signed a four-year contract at the BayArena.

The 21-year-old, who made 27 appearances in the German third tier this term before the campaign was suspended, had one year remaining on his deal with Kaiserslautern.

Grill has represented Germany at every youth level up to the Under-21s and is set to play in the Bundesliga for the first time.

Upon completing his transfer, Grill spoke to Leverkusen’s official website and labelled the move “a very big step towards a top German club.”

He added: “I watched a lot of Bayer 04 games until the season was stopped. I really enjoyed the type of speed and possession football as a spectator.

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“Bayer 04 Leverkusen is a club with international standards and I’m happy to be part of it soon.”

Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfes said: “With Lennart Grill, we were able to win over a very interesting and highly talented goalkeeper.

“This is an obligation with perspective, Lennart has great development opportunities. We are very happy that we were able to convince him.”

Grill will battle Leverkusen’s current first-choice goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky for a starting spot between the sticks.