The German national player Karim Bellarabi will remain loyal to Bayer Leverkusen for the time being. The club extended the offensive player’s contract until June 30, 2017, and an even longer cooperation with the German-Moroccan could well be imagined.
The Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen will not part with Karim Bellarabi as quickly as some have assumed. In any case, the 24-year-old’s skills will be at the disposal of the Werkself until June 30, 2017, should he not be replaced beforehand. Leverkusen extended the contract, as Head of Communications Meinolf Sprink confirmed at the request of the German Press Agency. “We have taken the appropriate option,” Sprink said after the club had published the information on Twitter.
Leverkusen extends Bellarabi’s contract until 2017
Karim Bellarabi is one of the up-and-coming players of this Bundesliga season. The German-Moroccan had already scored eight goals, including the goal after only nine seconds against Borussia Dortmund. But it wasn’t only his performance at Leverkusen that caused a stir, Bellarabi also made his debut in the German national team against Poland. He hasn’t scored a goal for Germany yet, but he has convinced with many tempo dribblings, which have always provided accents in the German game.
Bellarabi was born in Berlin at that time, but then moved with his family to Bremen. Six years had played in the youth of Werder Bremen, after which he spent one year with FC Oberneuland. The change to Eintracht Braunschweig came about, where he made his first professional experiences in the third league under coach Thorsten Lieberknecht. In the 2010/2011 season he was promoted to the second league and so Bayer Leverkusen became aware of Bellarabi. The change was quick, but the 24-year-old was not able to continue his performance at Braunschweig.
One lent Bellarabi back to his old club before he returned to Leverkusen in 2014/2015. Since this year he belongs to the starting eleven under Roger Schmidt. Now they are planning a firm contract with Deutsch-Morokkaner for the duration of the contract that has just been extended. “We have signaled to him that we want to keep him in the longer term,” said Sprink. The talks will take place after Bellarabi’s imminent return from his holiday in Morocco.
First match against Borussia Dortmund
Prepare for the coming second half from his holiday back. Leverkusen hibernates on the third place of the table and wants to be at least on the same place at the end of the season. Borussia Dortmund would have to be beaten on the first matchday of the second half of the season, which, according to bet365, will be achieved with a quota of 2.40. The second half of the season will be the first. The BVB will do everything it can to prevent this and try to get its whole class on the pitch. If this should succeed, a victory of the team of coach Jürgen Klopp with 2.87 would not be unlikely. A draw is calculated with a odds of 3.30.
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