Teams: BiH & Croatia NT, Man Utd, Tottenham, Liverpool
Dzemal Berberovic, 22, In Bundesliga
Leverkusen continue to refresh ranks
Monday, 16 June 2003
Bosnia-Herzegovina international Džemal Berberovic has signed a three-year-contract with 2002 UEFA Champions League finalists Bayer 04 Leverkusen in a deal worth €200,000.
The 22-year-old FK Sarajevo midfield player was captain of Bosnia's Under-21 team until February this year when he was given his first chance in the senior national side. He has since become a regular in Blaž Sliškovic’s squads.
Dream come true
"I am very happy to have been given the chance to move to famous Leverkusen, although they were fighting to avoid relegation [last season]," Berberovic said. "Playing in the Bundesliga is a big dream, and now it has come true."
Leverkusen avoided relegation last season thanks to a 1-0 victory away to already-relegated 1. FC Nürnberg on the final day of the German campaign. Looking to strengthen their side for next season, Leverkusen have also already signed Swedish international defender Teddy Lucic on a two-year contract.