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Leverkusen’s CEO Fernando Carro reveals transfer plans for the summer

Following their historic first Bundesliga title, Bayer Leverkusen are already planning for the future. CEO Fernando Carro revealed the club’s transfer strategy, emphasizing the need for financial balance. “Every year we need to sell one big player to find budget for new signings, so probably we will sell one player” Carro stated.

With the funds from this expected sale, Leverkusen aims to bolster their squad. “We’re planning to sign 2/3 players with that amount of money” Carro added, indicating the club’s intent to reinforce in key areas.

Speculation around head coach Xabi Alonso’s future has been rampant, especially with links to Real Madrid. Carro addressed these rumors, acknowledging the possibility of Alonso’s departure in the future. “It’s possible that Xabi Alonso will become Real Madrid manager one day, yes” he mentioned, referencing Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez’ admiration for Alonso. Despite this, Carro assured fans of Alonso’s current commitment to Leverkusen. “Many clubs want Xabi Alonso, maybe one day he can work for one of them, especially those where he used to play… but he’s happy here now, that’s why he’s staying.”

When asked about Alonso’s release clause, Carro chose to keep details private, “Release clause? It’s a confidential matter between us.” As Leverkusen prepares for another competitive season, the strategic insights from their CEO underline a clear vision for maintaining and building on their recent success.