Leverkusen stars Schick and Diaby – “We want to keep the team together”

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Both players in demand 

Bayer Leverkusen have rounded up a strong season with a 2-1 win over SC Freiburg. Die Werkself have finished third and will return to the Champions League for the first time after two seasons. “I have always said that we have to return to the Champions League with the quality and potential that we have,” sporting director Simon Rolfes said to Transfermarkt after the Freiburg game. “It is important for us to grow the squad and keep the team together.” A team that is supposed to include stars Patrik Schick and Moussa Diaby. 

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“When it comes to Schick, I have said everything,” Rolfes said with a smile. “We are happy that our players are in demand. It means that they are playing well and that we are doing our job well.” The club, in general, seems relaxed when it comes to the Czech striker, who has scored 24 goals in 31 games across all competitions and has developed well in the shadow of Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski. The latter could now influence the 26-year-old’s future as Bayern Munich have Schick on the list as one potential candidate to replace Lewandowski—the 33-year-old Polish striker wants to leave the Rekordmeister. 

“I can’t influence it,” Leverkusen head coach Gerardo Seoane said when asked whether he was worried about Schick heading to Bayern. “Our goal is to keep our best players, and we think the Champions League is a good argument. I am pleased that they are in demand because it means that a lot of people have done a good job and that it paid off to have the courage to sign young players.” Added Rolfes: “I have said everything I needed to say about Patrik.” Leverkusen are steadfast; Schick will stay with the club. 

Schick and Diaby in the top 10 – The Bundesliga Top Scorers

Max Kruse | Wolfsburg & Union Berlin | 18 scorer points (12 goals 6 assists)

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Serge Gnabry | Bayern Munich | 20 scorer points (14 goals 6 assists)

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Anthony Modeste | 1.FC Köln | 24 scorer points (20 goals 4 assists)

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Moussa Diaby | Bayer Leverkusen | 25 scorer points (13 goals 12 assists)

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Marco Reus | Borussia Dortmund | 26 scorer points (9 goals 17 assists)

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Thomas Müller | Bayern Munich | 29 scorer points (8 goals 21 assists)

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Patrik Schick | Bayer Leverkusen | 29 scorer points (24 goals 5 assists)

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Erling Haaland | Borussia Dortmund | 30 scorer points (22 goals 8 assists)

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Christopher Nkunku | RB Leipzig | 35 scorer points (20 goals 15 assists)

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Robert Lewandowski | Bayern Munich | 39 scorer points (35 goals 4 assists)

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Newcastle United want Diaby – “He has a long-term contract” 

Rolfes paused when asked about Diaby’s future. The winger has been heavily linked with a move away with Newcastle United among the clubs interested. “He has a long-term contract,” Rolfes said. “He, too, I am optimistic he will stay. Diaby has played a top season and provided several assists. We want to improve the team; that is our goal.” Diaby’s season was indeed spectacular. The winger has scored 13 goals and 12 assists this season. The 22-year-old French national team player ranked seven with 25 scorer points (overview).

No surprise then that Newcastle United want the winger, and Rolfes was less definite about the winger’s future than it was the case with Schick. But Leverkusen are in a good negotiation position, and only a silly offer would convince them to sell their star winger. 

Purchase & Sale: The biggest transfer profits in Bundesliga history

17 Anthony Modeste | for €29m from 1. FC Köln to Tianjin T. | Profit: €24.5m

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This gallery does not include players that have come through the academy or were signed on a free transfer. When public, sale on clauses are included.

16 Julian Brandt | for €25m from Leverkusenn to BVB | Profit: €24.5m

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15 Kerem Demirbay | for €32m from Hoffenheim to Leverkusen | Profit: €27.3m

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14 Naby Keïta | for €60m from RB Leipzig to Liverpool | Profit: €30.3m

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13 Mats Hummels | for €35m from BVB to Bayern Munich | Profit: €30.8m

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12 Timo Werner | for €53m from RB Leipzig to Chelsea | Profit: €30.8m

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11 Edin Dzeko | for €37m from VfL Wolfsburg to Man City | Profit: €33m

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10 Granit Xhaka | for €45m from Gladbach to Arsenal | Profit: €36m

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9 Roberto Firmino | for €41m from Hoffenheim to Liverpool | Profit: €37.5m

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8 Sébastien Haller | for €50m from Frankfurt to West Ham| Profit: €38m

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7 Erling Haaland | for €60m from Dortmund to Man City | Profit: €40m

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6 Luka Jovic | for €63m from Frankfurt to Real Madrid | Profit: €40.7m

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5 Joelinton | for €44m from Hoffenheim to Newcastle | Profit: €41.8m

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4 P.-E. Aubameyang | for €63.8m from BVB to Arsenal | Profit: €50.8m

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3 Kevin De Bruyne | for €76m from VfL Wolfsburg to Man City | Profit: €54m

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2 Jadon Sancho | for €85m from BVB to Man United | Profit: €64.4m

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1 Ousmane Dembélé | for €140m from BVB to Barça | Profit: €105m

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