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Leverkusen boosted by Bellarabi's summer arrival

Published: Wednesday 12 January 2011, 16.03CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen have reached an agreement to sign Germany Under-20 attacking midfielder Karim Bellarabi from third-tier TSV Eintracht Braunschweig at the end of the season.
Leverkusen boosted by Bellarabi's summer arrival
Karim Bellarabi will join Leverkusen in the summer ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Wednesday 12 January 2011, 16.03CET

Leverkusen boosted by Bellarabi's summer arrival

Bayer 04 Leverkusen have reached an agreement to sign Germany Under-20 attacking midfielder Karim Bellarabi from third-tier TSV Eintracht Braunschweig at the end of the season.

Germany Under-20 attacking midfielder Karim Bellarabi will move from third-tier TSV Eintracht Braunschweig to UEFA Europa League hopefuls Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the summer.

Bellarabi, 20, will make the switch to Leverkusen on a free transfer having agreed a contract which ties him to the club until 2014. "We are very pleased to sign a promising player like Karim Bellarabi," said Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Völler. "He is a big talent who we carefully want to nurture at Leverkusen."

Bellarabi has scored six goals in 20 league games for Braunschweig this season. "It is a great challenge and one I am looking forward to," he said. "I had a number of good meetings with the management and I think there is already a good squad there." Bellarabi's future employers begin their UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie at FC Metalist Kharkiv on 17 February, with the home return the following week.

Last updated: 12/01/11 16.29CET

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