English Bundesliga

Leverkusen first Bundesliga club to sign a player during COVID-19

Bayer Leverkusen became the first Bundesliga club to sign a new player during coronavirus outbreak.

The club signed Kaiserslautern goalkeeper Lennart Grill until 2024.

“We have won with Lennart Grill a highly gifted and interesting goalkeeper,” Leverkusen sports director Simon Rolfes said in a statement.

“It is a transfer with lots of potential.”

Grill said he is excited to join the Bundesliga side.

“Before the break in the season, I watched many matches of Bayer 04. This kind of tempo and possession football was a lot of fun for me as a viewer.”

Leverkusen are in fifth place in the Bundesliga so far.

Bundesliga are suspended at least until April 30.