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The Daily Bee (September 10, 2020): Bundesliga Transfer News

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Leverkusen make their move.

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Good morning, Fear the Wall.

Over the last few days there have been a few major transfer stories that we haven’t written about, so I thought I’d provide a brief recap:

Bayer Leverkusen Sign Patrik Schick, Sell Volland

Having recently sold Kai Havertz to Chelsea for about €95 million, Bayer Leverkusen have already set to work replacing the German phenom’s offensive output. Their first move has been to sign Patrik Schick from A.S. Roma for a fee of €26.5 million plus bonuses. Schick spent last season on loan at RB Leipizig, and was very effective in the somewhat limited minutes that he played. Despite being stuck behind Timo Werner and in competition with Yousuf Poulsen, he averaged about 0.7 goals per 90 for RB Leipzig, mostly as a substitute. It was a refreshing season for Schick, who disappointed over two straight seasons for Roma after he arrived from Sampdoria. With Havertz gone, Leverkusen will need Schick to pick up some of the offensive slack.

Schick’s arrival is all the more important due to the departure of Kevin Volland, whom Leverkusen sold to AS Monaco for €15 million. Although Volland has been a very reliable 10-15 goal scorer over the last few seasons for Leverkusen, Schick is younger and arguably has more potential. Leverkusen are relying on Schick to live up to the potential that Roma bought into back when they first bought him from Sampdoria. Leverkusen may not be finished this window, though, because it is rumored that PSG winger Julian Draxler may be on their transfer list.

Ivan Perisic Returns to Internazionale After Bayern Loan Ends

Ivan Perisic is returning to Inter Milan after spending a year on loan at Bayern Munich. While he didn’t exactly singlehandedly carry Bayern to the treble, and didn’t light up the score sheet in the Bundesliga, he had several valuable goals in key moments of Bayern’s Champions League run against Chelsea and Barcelona.

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