Leverkusen emerge as reported suitors for Josh Sargent
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
Bayer Leverkusen are now said to have joined the race for Werder Bremen striker Josh Sargent.
|Josh Sargent.||Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche|
Bayer Leverkusen head of scouting Tim Steidten brought the U.S. international to Germany in 2018, at which point the 42-year-old was in charge of Werder's scouting department.
Asked if he's now interested in signing Sargent for Leverkusen, Steidten told Deichstube:
"Josh is a very good player, who I know very well. After all, I brought him to Bremen with me back then.
"Of course Josh is an interesting player, but I can't and don't want to say anything else about this."
In addition to clubs from England, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt have also been linked with the 21-year-old forward, who is widely expected to leave Werder following their relegation to the 2. Bundesliga.
Sport Bild reported earlier this week that Frankfurt aren't willing to meet Werder's €10 million asking price for Sargent. Per the German publication, 'Die Adler' were only prepared to pay half of that.
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