Hipsters have a new Bundesliga club to love.
We all remember that point in time when everyone loved Borussia Dortmund.
The internet was filled with stats about how their wage bill was only £20, yet they could still win the league.
It’s been a while since the football hipster community really had a side to get behind.
They briefly flirted with Julian Nagelsmann’s Hoffenheim, but it was only ever a short-lived holiday romance. Just a cheap fling.
Hopefully this flame can burn for longer.
Bayer Leverkusen will quickly become everyone’s ‘second team’ this season.
The Bundesliga club attracted a lot of attention with their impressive signings this summer.
They’ve assembled one of the most exciting attacking foursomes in Europe.
Liverpool, eat your heart out.
The youthful attack that Head Coach Heiko Herrlich (daddy) has assembled would be the envy of clubs across Europe.
Despite losing their opening two games of the season, they will still undoubtedly make headlines this season.
Allow us to give you the lowdown on Leverkusen’s awesome foursome…
Bailey was one of the best players in the Bundesliga last season.
The Jamaican winger chipped in with nine goals and six assists for Leverkusen in his debut campaign at the club.
Just as capable on the left-wing as he is on the right, the 21-year-old is an immense talent at such a young age.
Bailey was snapped up from Genk for just £11million, pocket change compared to the rumoured fee it would take to lure him away from Leverkusen now.
This could be the season when Bailey becomes a household name.
Brandt is some player. After all, he kept Leroy Sane out of the Germany World Cup squad.
The 22-year-old will predominately occupy the opposite wing to Bailey, with the duo set to terrify defences this season.
Brandt recently signed a new deal with Leverkusen, extending his stay with the club until at least 2021.
The renewed terms put to bed persistent rumours of a move to Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp is a long-term admirer and it will be clear to see why this season.
Knitting the play together between Bailey and Brandt is the latest addition to the German national team.
Havertz is a player who is only going from the strength to strength and made history in the Bundesliga last season.
The 19-year-old became the youngest player to reach 50 appearances in Germany’s top flight, breaking the record previously held by Timo Werner.
Havertz contributed with three goals and an impressive nine assists in 30 Bundesliga appearances last season.
Their are high-hopes that the 19-year-old can make a big impression on the international stage.
Is Havertz the perfect replacement for Mesut Ozil?
We’ve become used to see wonderkids emerge from Brazil.
Paulinho is the latest South American export who is set to build a career for himself in Europe.
The 18-year-old follows in the footsteps of some high-profile Brazilians to settle at the BayArena.
His countrymen Ze Roberto, Emerson and Lucio were the trailblazers who all made the move to Leverkusen.
Paulinho was snapped up from Vasco da Gama for £16million in the summer.
Impressing alongside Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior for Brazil’s youth teams, Leverkusen fought off the competition to secure his signature.
The wonderkid can operate in any of the front three positions and possesses blistering pace.
He’s one to watch.
It’s time to stock up on Leverkusen shirts whilst you can…
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