The Ghanaian player who played a good world cup in South Africa, arrived to the Werkself in 2007 from Vfl Wolfsburg, and has since then played 42 Bundesliga games with Leverkusen. “Every player would be happy to play at a big club like Schalke. I am looking forward to this new chapter.” said Sarpei in a press statement.
The transfer amount has not been released (usual policy).
With this transfer, Leverkusen has 7 defenders:
Castro, Schwaab, Hyypiä, Reinartz, M.Friedrich, Vida and Kadlec
Balitsch could also play in defense, he is an all-rounder. But I would like to see Bayer 04 purchase a young central defender or an experienced free agent before the transfer window closes, that way we would have a perfect balance in defense:
RB/LB: Vida, Castro, Schwaab and Kadlec
CB: Hyypiä, Reinartz, M.Friedrich and ?¿?
You can argue whether Vida can play as centre-back, in the Pre-Season he has often played as right-back. He is also not very tall, Heynckes prefers big players in the centre.
Should we leave it like that? Or try to purchase a new defender till Tuesday? Much money is surely not available. So don’t expect much, if a new player arrives in the next days.