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Leverkusen sign and loan out Colombian talent

By Peter Vice   @ViceytheSS

Bayer 04 Leverkusen announced that they had gotten a developmental talent over the line late Tuesday. 

Colombian U20 captain Gustavo Puerta will nevertheless spend at least the next six months on loan at 1. FC Nürnberg. 
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Colombian midfielder Gustavo Adolfo Puerta Molano of FC Bogota has signed a new contract with Bayer 04 Leverkusen good through 2028. The young talent was immediately loaned out to second-tier side 1. FC Nürnberg for the duration of the season. Early reports from Sky Germany and "Sport Bild" suggest that Germany's red company team spent approximately €2 million on the new arrival. 

"[Gustavo is] very combative player who has great potential at the six and eight positions," sporting director Simon Rolfes noted in a statement released by the club, "We have had a good relationship with 1. FC Nürnberg for a long time and have reached a mutually beneficial agreement.

"The club gets a strong player with development potential," Rolfes continued, "Gustavo can acclimatize here in Germany at a very high level and gain the necessary playing experience. We are convinced that he has a promising career ahead of him."

"It speaks for "der Klub" [as Nürnberg is referred to]  that we can implement such models with established Bundesliga clubs," Nürnberg sporting direct Dieter Hecking added, "In this context, we thank Bayer Leverkusen for their trust." 

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