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Leverkusen sign Croatian starlet Jedvaj from Roma

Published: Wednesday 11 June 2014, 18.26CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen have brought in teenager Tin Jedvaj in an initial two-year loan deal from AS Roma, with the chance of a permanent move for the Croatia Under-21 defender.
Leverkusen sign Croatian starlet Jedvaj from Roma
Tin Jedvaj is swapping Roma for Leverkusen after a season in Italy ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Wednesday 11 June 2014, 18.26CET

Leverkusen sign Croatian starlet Jedvaj from Roma

Bayer 04 Leverkusen have brought in teenager Tin Jedvaj in an initial two-year loan deal from AS Roma, with the chance of a permanent move for the Croatia Under-21 defender.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen have signed Croatia Under-21 defender Tin Jedvaj on loan from AS Roma.

The 18-year-old arrives at Leverkusen on an initial two-year contract, with the club also securing an option to make the move permanent in June 2016. Jedvaj, a tall centre-back who can play in defensive midfield as well, made just two Serie A appearances for Roma last season.

"Tin Jedvaj is a huge talent who has been on our radar for some time. We hope he can make the next step at our club," Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Völler said of the former GNK Dinamo Zagreb starlet. "Our squad is strengthened defensively with this transfer and we have managed to acquire another promising young player."

Fourth in the 2013/14 Bundesliga, Leverkusen will enter the UEFA Champions League in the play-offs, while Serie A runners-up Roma have qualified for the group stage.

Last updated: 19/06/14 11.03CET

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