Samed Yesil Squad Profile

Samed Yesil    Squad number: 36
   Position: Forward
   Date of Birth: 25/05/1994
   Height: N/A
   Weight: N/A
   1st team games: 2
   1st team goals: 0
   Birth Place: Dusseldorf, Germany

Signed from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2012, Samed Yesil is one of Germany's hottest talents.

Yesil started out with local clubs CfR Links and BV 04 Dusseldorf before joining Leverkusen in 2005, where he earned a growing reputation as a prolific goalscorer at youth level.

After a storming display in the U17 World Cup in 2011 - where the teenager notched up six goals - his stock was high, with a number of European clubs showing interest in his development.

With the appointment of Reds legend Sami Hyypia as Leverkusen manager it appeared that Yesil was to get his chance in the first team, as the youngster made his senior debut against Hertha Berlin.

It proved to be Yesil's only appearance for the German side though, as Rodgers swooped to sign the forward that summer.

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