Despite only suffering relegation a matter of weeks ago with Freiburg, Admir Mehmedi has revitalised the chance to play in the Bundesliga next season, by signing at Bayer Leverkusen.
Leverkusen confirmed the deal on Thursday – the signing of Switzerland international striker Mehmedi on a four-year-deal from Freiburg, who were relgated from the Bundesliga this year.
Prior to last season, a loan deal was made permanent which would take Mehmedi from Dynamo Kiev, to Freiburg. However, after finishing the season in 17th, the club were relegated, and will be playing their football in 2.Bundesliga for next season at least.
In all competitions, 24-year-old Mehmedi scored seven times, and it seems his performances were enough to give him the opportunity to call the Bay Arena his home from next season.
Mehmedi’s new Leverkusen contract runs until 2019, and here’s what the Swiss had to say to the official club website:
“My dream is to play in the Champions League.
“I can and want to achieve this goal with Bayer Leverkusen this season. The team really impressed me the last season, not just in the games against Freiburg.
“I think it’s great that I am now a part of it.”
In recent weeks, Leverkusen have been busy adding to their side. Roger Schmidt agreed fresh terms with the club and a deal was confirmed to turn Kyriakos Papadopoulos’ loan deal at Bayer, into a permanent one.