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Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz seeking further arrivals after selling Havertz and Volland

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayer Leverkusen need to make further signings to compensate for the departures of Kai Havertz and Kevin Volland, says head coach Peter Bosz.

Peter Bosz.
Peter Bosz.Photo: Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz has called for reinforcements following the departures of Kai Havertz and Kevin Volland, who have left BayArena to join Chelsea and AS Monaco respectively.

Having already signed 21-year-old goalkeeper Lennart Grill from Kaiserslautern and 24-year-old striker Patrik Schick from AS Roma, Bosz will be looking to add further numbers to his squad before the transfer window closes.

"Something will happen. With Kai [Havertz] and Kevin [Volland] leaving, we have lost a lot of goals. Of course, we have brought in a very good player in Patrik [Schick] and a highly-talented back-up at the goalkeeping position in Lennart Grill. But that's logically not enough, we all agree on that," Bosz told Sport1.

"I also want to win titles - absolutely. If the opportunity is there, we will do everything we can to achieve it. But you also have to be realistic. When you see the squad now, you have to say that something is missing. We have just under three weeks left [before the transfer window closes]. Until then, Rudi Völler and Simon Rolfes will be working on improving our squad," he added.

Bosz and Leverkusen kick off their new Bundesliga campaign against Wolfsburg on Sunday.

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