In the recent days, Hakan Calhanoglu had been targeted by some European Clubs. Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid were heavily linked to Turkish midfielder but he decided to turn down the offers and stay at Bay Arena. Kicker claimed that if he stays, Levin Öztunali will leave the club.
This afternoon Bayer Leverkusen officially announced that Ex-Werder Bremen player joins FSV Mainz 05. The amount of the transfer was not disclosed but his contract is valid untill 2021.
Levin Öztunali probably could not be a main player of Roger Schmidt lineup. Kevin Kampl, Lars Bender, Charles Aranguiz, Hakan Calhanoglu, Vladlen Yurchenko and even Andre Ramalho can play in the center of midfield line and it is a bit crowded for him.
The 20 years old midfielder played for Werder Bremen last season and now has this opportunity to play in Europa league with FSV Mainz 05. Levin will wear 8 jersey at his new club.