Brandt comments on his future: 'The Champions League is an important factor'
Bayer Leverkusen star Julian Brandt says he values Champions League football highly in his considerations about his future.
Julian Brandt has been linked with a summer transfer, but he indicates that he would be willing to stay at Leverkusen if the club manage to qualify for the Champions League.
|Julian Brandt (left).||Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0|
Sitting fifth in the Bundesliga, Leverkusen are behind fourth-placed Gladbach on goal difference. And with one game left to play this season, Brandt is fired up to go past 'Die Fohlen' to reach Champions League qualification.
"The Champions League is an important factor. As things look now, I'll 100 percent be here next season. I'm grateful for my five and a half years here, and I know exactly what I have at Leverkusen. Something good is growing here. That's a signal for the players," Brandt said in an interview with Bild and added:
"This week, it's all about reaching the Champions League. That's in front of everything else.
"It's clear that there are bigger clubs [than Leverkusen]. But I'm not wondering about the pros and cons from day to day," he said.
Brandt's contract runs until 2021, but he could leave Leverkusen via a €25 million release clause this summer, according to reports.