Leverkusen (dpa) – Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen has prematurely renewed the contracts with the talents Moussa Diaby and Edmond Tapsoba by one year each.

According to an announcement from the club, Diaby signed a contract until 2025 and Tapsoba until June 30, 2026. “The two are not only extremely talented professionals with outstanding potential. Edmond and Moussa are already top performers despite their young age,” said Leverkusens. Sports director Rudi Völler.

Diaby moved in July 2019 for a transfer fee of 15 million euros from Paris Saint-Germain to Leverkusen, Tapsoba came on 31 January of this year for 18 million euros from Portuguese first division Vitoria Guimaraes. “Both are spectacular players who have what it takes for the big clubs in Europe,” said sporting director Simon Rolfes.

The “Kicker” also reported that Bayer is about to sign a new contract with teenage Florian Wirtz. The 17-year-old, who came from 1. FC Köln in January and is tied until 2022, is expected to sign until 2025 or 2026. Wirtz became the youngest goalscorer in Bundesliga history with his goal against Bayern Munich on June 6 from this year 2: 4. In 17 competitive games in the Bundesliga, Europa League and DFB Cup, he scored five goals and provided five assists.

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