Germany international Christoph Kramer insists he will make up his own mind where he plays next season, saying the "modern human trafficking" business of football will not rule him.
The 23-year-old is intent on fulfilling the remainder of his loan deal with Borussia Monchengladbach, although he is not so convinced he will return to Bayer Leverkusen when it expires next summer.
He is contracted to the Werkself until 2017, but the World Cup f...
BERLIN -- Bundesliga side Mainz were knocked out of the first round of the German Cup on Friday losing on penalties to third-division Chemnitzer FC.
Mainz defender Niko Bungert's late own goal leveled the scoring at 3-3 and send the game into extra time. Both sides scored twice in extra time with Chemnitz leading 5-4 before a spectacular goal inside his own half from Johannes Geis made it 5-5 with the last kick of the game.
Chemnitz goalkeeper Philipp Pentke then saved Gonza...
Bayer Leverkusen have signed Greek defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos from Bundesliga rivals Schalke on loan until the end of the season.
The 22-year-old, who was once a target of Liverpool, has missed much of the past two seasons due to injury, but he now hopes to kick-start his career after at the BayArena.
"I'm really pleased this transfer's worked out," said Papadopoulos on his new club's website.
"Just like Schalke, Leverkusen are a very ambitious club. Unfortunately I was injured often last s...