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'Jewel' Wollscheid to join Leverkusen

Published: Thursday 24 November 2011, 11.55CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen have made early preparations for next season by securing the services of 1. FC Nürnberg's 22-year-old defender Philipp Wollscheid from summer 2012.
'Jewel' Wollscheid to join Leverkusen
Phillip Wollscheid (right) has impressed during his time at Nürnberg ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 24 November 2011, 11.55CET

'Jewel' Wollscheid to join Leverkusen

Bayer 04 Leverkusen have made early preparations for next season by securing the services of 1. FC Nürnberg's 22-year-old defender Philipp Wollscheid from summer 2012.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen have bolstered their defence for the 2012/13 campaign by securing a pre-contract agreement with 1. FC Nürnberg for the services of centre-back Philipp Wollscheid.

The 22-year-old, who moved to Nurnberg from 1. FC Saarbrücken in 2009, will join Leverkusen next summer on a five-year deal. "We are convinced we have signed one of the most talented central defenders in Germany," said Bayer general manager Wolfgang Holzhäuser.

"We are pleased to have signed a jewel like Philipp. I am confident he will continue his impressive development at Leverkusen. We have a good history of announcing transfers early with Stefan Kiessling and André Schürrle." No fee has been disclosed.

Leverkusen booked a UEFA Champions League round of 16 berth with a 2-1 win against Chelsea FC on Wednesday. They will be guaranteed to finish top of Group E with victory at bottom-placed KRC Genk on 6 December.

Last updated: 24/11/11 12.49CET

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