How SPORT1 knows, the move from goalkeeper Lennart Grill to Bayer Leverkusen is fix. An agreement between the two clubs has been in existence for weeks. The 21-year-old goalkeeper will sign a four-year contract with the works club, a transfer fee of around two million is under discussion.
The transfer will be officially announced in the next few weeks. Both clubs wanted to SPORT1-Don’t express demand.
Grill, U21 national goalkeeper since 2019, was made by the then FCK coach Sascha Hildmann the new number 1 in the Palatinate in January of the same year because Jan-Ole Siebers was injured.
Grill planned to succeed Hradecky
Grill belonged to the famous goalkeeper school of the former goalkeeper coach legend at Betzenberg, Gerry Ehrmann, who had previously formed goalkeepers like Kevin Trapp, Tim Wiese and Roman Weidenfeller into Bundesliga keepers.
In Leverkusen, Grill will initially be number 2 behind regular goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky, who still has a contract until 2023. Grill is to be built as its successor. Those responsible wanted planning security for the future early on in the goalkeeper position.
Grill has been under contract in Kaiserslautern since 2016. He made his debut in the 3rd division on January 26, 2019 in the home game against SG Sonnenhof Grobaspach, which FCK won 2-0.