Bakker Opens Up on the Reason Behind Leaving PSG for Bayer Leverkusen

Mitchel Bakker completed his move from Paris Saint-Germain to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen on Monday.

Bakker joined Bayer Leverkusen on a four-year contract deal. Bayer Leverkusen reportedly signed off on a €7 million transfer deal for Bakker, although PSG did include a buy-back option in the agreement.

The Dutch defender had been in the rumor mill over a possible departure from PSG for months, so this move does not come as much of a surprise to him.

Overall, there was one key reason as to why he elected to join Bayer Leverkusen, which he detailed during his talk with the club’s official website.

“The sports management went to great lengths to recruit me, and the discussions were very productive,” Bakker said. “The club is ambitious, and so am I. It sticks well. It matches. This arrival is an opportunity to take a new stage of development in an attractive club.”

Bakker won five trophies and totaled for 45 appearances in all competitions during his two-season stint with the French powerhouse.

The new Bundesliga talent most notably earned starts for PSG in the team’s pair of domestic cup wins last year, which included the 2020 Coupe de la Ligue Final victory over Olympique Lyonnais.

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