Aleix García, transferred to Leverkusen by Xabi Alonso | Soccer | Sports | EUROtoday

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Midfielder Aleix García has formally change into a brand new participant for Xabi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen, the present champion of the Bundesliga and the German Cup, and the primary casualty of Míchel Sánchez's Girona for subsequent season , in response to the Catalan membership. Aleix, 26, has dedicated to the German membership till June 30, 2029 after days of rumors and for a determine shut to twenty million euros.

The midfielder ends 5 seasons as a Girona participant divided into two phases, from 2017 to 2019 on mortgage from Manchester City and from 2021 to the current as a footballer owned and underneath the tutelage of Míchel Sánchez. With the Madrid coach he has grown till he turned worldwide: he entered Luis de la Fuente's pre-list for the Euro Cup, though he was lastly a kind of discarded. Aleix has been one of many nice architects and protagonists of the Montilivi membership's finest season, which completed LaLiga in a historic third place and which in simply its fourth yr in First Division celebrated qualification for the Champions League.

The participant from Tarragona will play within the prime continental competitors, however with the Bayer Leverkusen shirt. He closes his time at Girona with 172 video games and a stability of eight objectives and 21 assists and with the membership's gratitude for his “commitment, effort, dedication and professionalism,” in response to the Catalan entity's assertion. According to some sources, Girona will obtain 20 million euros for the footballer. The Catalan workforce loses considered one of its finest gamers, he should work now to alleviate this necessary absence.

“I admired Leverkusen, like all football fans across Europe, for their extraordinary performances last season. I was excited that a club like this made so much effort to hire me,” Aleix García himself said to the official media of the German membership.

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