|Joel Pohjanpalo.||Photo: Bayer 04 Leverkusen|
Sources at Germany's preeminent footballing publication report that the 26-year-old opted to extend with die Werself through 2023. At present, there is little information about the extension that keeps Pohjanpalo on the Bayer rolls through the end of next season. The possible existence of a purchase clause for Turkish first division side Caykur Rizespor also cannot be confirmed.
Ostensibly, Pohjanpalo quickly agreed to a contract extension in the interest of getting more playing time this season. Despite showing consistent promise out on loan at Fortuna Düsseldorf, Hamburger SV, and 1. FC Union Berlin, the veteran attacker's prospects for playing time behind Patrik Schick and Lucas Alario would have been slim.
✍️ Çaykur Rizepsor'umuz 26 yaşındaki Finli hucüm oyuncusu Joel Pohjanpalo'yu 1 yıllığına kiralık olarak renklerine katmıştır.— Çaykur Rizespor (@CRizesporAS) September 5, 2021
Joel Pohjanpalo'ya kulubümüze "Hoş Geldin" diyor, kendisine başarılar diliyoruz.
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