Omer Toprak, Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen’s star defender, has revealed to Turkish news outlet Fanatik that he could be leaving the German club in the ongoing transfer window.
According to the report, Toprak only hinted at an exit without saying anything about his possible destinations.
Toprak began his career with TSB Ravensburg in 1994. In 2001, he moved to FV Ravensburg. He was signed by SC Freiburg in 2005. He signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2008.
He moved to fellow Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2011. Since then, he has made a total of 171 appearances, scoring 6 goals.
Toprak was quoted as saying: “It is not certain whether I will stay at Bayer Leverkusen, we still have a month and anything could happen until then.”
England based news outlet, Daily Star, carried a report back in March saying that the Turkish international is a priority target for Manchester United.
The report claims that United scouted Toprak all season, and that they were plotting a move for the experienced defender.
After his recent statements, fellow Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund have shown interest in signing the Turk.
With the departure of important defender Mats Hummels, who was also their captain, Dortmund look to fill the hole in defence, and Toprak, with years of Bundesliga and Champions League experience, seems like the perfect fit.
United recently acquired the services of former Villareal defender Eric Bailly, but with his lack of experience, and given his young age, signing an experienced defender like the 27-year-old Toprak could add steel and experience to their defence.