Bayer Leverkusen have confirmed the signing of Paris Saint-Germain left-back Mitchel Bakker on a four-year deal until 2025.
played forParis Saint-Germain
for two years. Before that, he was under contract withAjax
, where he mainly played for Young Ajax. Bakker only managed to play twice for the first team.
The 21-year-old was a first-team regular under
. But he fell out of the pecking order under
last term. So he decided to leave Parc des Princes with 45 appearances and five trophies.
"Mitchel is a technically versatile and dynamic wide player, whose profile fits perfectly to Bayer 04,"
said Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfes
"He's still young and can develop, but already has experience at the highest level with a top European club."
At his presentation in Leverkusen, Bakker indicated that the overall picture convinced him.
"It's a chance to take the next step in my development at an attractive club,"
Bakker told the club website.
"The whole package at Leverkusen convinced me. The people in charge made a real effort with me, were very target-focussed. The club is ambitious and so am I. It's a good fit."
Bakker will get the first chance to feature against Dutch compatriots Zwolle on 7 August, when they take on the Eredivisie outfit in a pre-season friendly.
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