Jonathan Tah Contract Extension at Bayer Leverkusen Confirmed

Jonathan Tah Contract Extension

Bayer Leverkusen have officially announced a Jonathan Tah contract extension. The new deal ties the German down to the Bundesliga side until the summer of 2025.

Jonathan Tah Contract Extension Keeps Him at Bayer Leverkusen Until the Summer of 2025

A Leverkusen Favourite

25-year-old Tah rose through the ranks at Hamburg before spending a year-long loan spell at second-tier side Fortuna Dusseldorf throughout the 2014/15 campaign, where he impressed. Following that spell, a then-19-year-old Tah secured a switch to Bayer Leverkusen in a deal worth a reported €10 million.

Ever since, the centre-back has been a firm favourite in the side. The German instantly established himself as a crucial component of the Leverkusen starting line-up and has gone on to feature 223 times for the club since his arrival in 2015.

Throughout his development with the Bundesliga outfit, the defender’s progression has been widely noted. Combining a brutishly strong 6’4 frame with surprising pace and composed ball distribution, the 25-year-old’s attributes have been often compared to those of Liverpool colossus Virgil van Dijk.

Interest From Elsewhere

His unconditional place in the Leverkusen side has been down to his reliable and consistent form over the past few seasons. In March 2016, his performances earned him an international call-up with Germany, for whom he has now made 13 appearances.

Tah was also named in the Europa League squad of the season for the 2019/20 campaign and, as a result, has attracted interest from some of Europe’s biggest names.

During the summer, former Premier League champions Leicester City were one club heavily linked as Brendan Rodgers desperately aimed for defensive reinforcements amid an injury crisis. However, the Foxes eventually secured the signature of Jannik Vestergaard from Southampton in mid-August.

In any case, it doesn’t look like any suitors will be able to lure Tah away from Bayer Leverkusen without parting with a hefty transfer fee, following the central defender’s contract renewal which takes him through to the summer of 2025.

 

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