Home Bundesliga Bayer Leverkusen Lucas Alario wants Bayer exit to boost World Cup hopes

Lucas Alario wants Bayer exit to boost World Cup hopes

Lucas Alario wants to leave Bayer Leverkusen this summer to boost his chances of playing at the 2022 World Cup, Kicker reports.

Alario, 27, made 29 appearances this term for Bayer across the Bundesliga and Champions League – but only 13 starts.

He is planning talks with Leverkusen officials and will ask for a move for one important reason.

The Argentine international wants to go to next year’s World Cup in Qatar, but needs minutes to have any hope.

However, it will not be easy during the Coronavirus crisis to find a club willing to make a satisfying offer for Leverkusen.

Bayern paid €19m to sign Alario from River Plate in 2017 and would expect a good transfer fee for him.

In January, his agent said clubs from England, Spain and Italy had made contact about the forward.

Alario has scored 37 goals and delivered 12 assists in 97 appearances for Leverkusen over the last three years.

In his seven caps for Argentina, he has found the net three times.



Lazio sell Angola defender Bastos to Saudi side Al-Ain

Saudi Pro League side Al-Ain have completed the signing of centre-back Bastos (Bartolomeu Jacinto Quissanga) from Lazio. Lazio have received a fee of around €800,000...

TMW: AC Milan in contact with agent of Florian Thauvin

AC Milan are in contact with the camp of Marseille winger Florian Thauvin, according to Tuttomercatoweb. Thauvin, 27, is out of contract next June and can...

Benfica consider recalling Gedson Fernandes from Spurs

Benfica are putting serious thought into recalling midfielder Gedson Fernandes from Tottenham in January. The 21-year-old joined Spurs in January on an 18-month loan deal,...

Dinamo Zagreb loan Sporting & Croatia midfielder Misic

Dinamo Zagreb have completed the signing of Sporting CP midfielder Josip Misic on loan until the end of the season. 26-year-old Misic returns to Croatia...

Atletico-MG sign Argentine international Matias Zaracho

Atletico Mineiro have signed Argentine international Matias Zaracho from Racing Club on a five-year deal. https://twitter.com/Atletico/status/1317550530454048769 Zaracho, 22, is a big talent who European clubs including...