90 Mins – ST. PETERSBURG, Bayer 04 Leverkusen¬†had already¬†shown great interest in Sardar Azmoun¬†in the summer.¬†Both parties are apparently still in contact – a free transfer in 2022 seems possible.
Looking for reinforcements, Sardar Azmoun had been a hot topic at the Werkself before the start of the season.¬†According to consistent media reports, Bayer 04 was very interested in signing the Iranian attacker from Zenit St. Petersburg;¬†According to reports, a change for 14 million euros was even nearing completion.
However, the¬†deal was¬†not brought¬†across the finish line, instead, the Leverkusen-based Lucas Alario was equipped with a new contract until 2024.¬†In addition to the Argentine and the already seeded Patrik Schick, there was no need for a third attacker who would have had ambitions for a regular place.
Despite the failed move, the two parties should still be in contact.¬†The Italian portal¬†Calciomercato¬†even reports that there are “advanced negotiations” about a change in the coming summer.¬†Then Azmoun’s contract with Zenit ends, the Iranian would therefore not cost a transfer.
To what extent the talks will affect the future of Alario and Schick remains open for the time being.
According to¬†Calciomercato, the French top club Olympique Lyon would also like¬†to¬†sign¬†the attacker on a free transfer basis: OL currently seems to be the worst competitor in the bidding for Azmoun.
The 26-year-old has impressively demonstrated in recent months that he knows where the goal is: after collecting a total of 25 scorer points (19 goals, six assists) in the Russian league in the 20/21 season, he is now currently also back to six goals (five goals, one assists in nine games).