Already on Sunday the Hincapié stands had reported that Piero Hincapié stands immediately before signing in Leverkusen. This is now done. The Ecuadorian central defender changes to Bayer for eight million euros from Ca Talleres and receives a contract until 2026.
Völler hopes Absolute Top Level
The 1.84 meter Hincapié is to Odilon Kossounou (20, Club Bruges, 23 million euros transfer) the second new entry for the Leverkusen domestic defense, from which previously Sven Bender (career end), Aleksandar Dragovic (Red Star) and Tin Jedvaj ( Locomotive Moscow had adopted.
Piero Hincié is a full-talented player who has the quality to increase our squad immediately and further improve and can reach an absolute top level, Sports Managing Director Rudi Völler is quoted in the Leverkusen club announcement. The newcomer is combative, game intelligent and technically versed.
Services at the COPA America confirm Bayer
Only last summer Hincapié had left his home country Ecuador towards Argentina and changed from Independiente to Talleres to Cordoba. Most recently, he was in use with the national team at the Copa America and failed in the quarterfinals at the later winner of Argentina, Hincapié always stood over the full distance on the square.
His very good performance against absolute world-class players at the Great Continental Tournament in South America have confirmed our assessment that Piero has a promising future, explains Sport Director Simon Rolfes. However, Hincapié had been watched for some time.
The Bundesliga and Bayer 04 have an excellent reputation in my homeland and throughout South America, Hincapié itself is quoted. Now I’m here, that’s fantastic, and wants to increase my footballing level again and use it profitably for the club. In Leverkusen he receives the back number 33.