Bayer Leverkusen are set to say goodbye to Daley Sinkgraven at the end of the season. The former Ajax defender’s contract is expiring and will not be renewed with the Bundesliga club. On Sunday, the 27-year-old said farewell to staff and supporters ahead of Leverkusen’s 2-2 draw with Monchengladbach.
Sinkgraven moved to Leverkusen from Ajax for around five million euros in the summer of 2019. During his four-and-a-half seasons at the Johan Cruyff Arena, he made 86 appearances playing as a left-back, left-winger and central midfielder. His versatility made him a brilliant super-sub at the club, although he was unable to solidify a regular starting spot at Ajax.
Throughout his four seasons in Germany Sinkgraven has played 78 times for Bayer Leverkusen. This season the former Heerenveen academy product has featured just 12 times in all competitions. Eight of those were substitute appearances.
Leverkusen also said goodbye to goalkeeper Andrey Lunev and former Waalwijk midfielder Ayman Azhil. Callum Hudson-Odoi will also be returning to Chelsea following his loan spell at the club. It’s only a matter of time before another top European club makes a move for Sinkgraven. The Dutchman has plenty of experience at the highest level and his versatility makes him a desirable player. Unfortunately, knee injuries have held him back in the past, but he’s been brilliant when fully fit.