Stefan Reinartz bids farewell to Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham reportedly interested

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Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Stefan Reinartz will leave the club this summer.

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Stefan Reinartz said his goodbyes to the club on Saturday, as he prepares to leave the club this summer.

Leverkusen beat Hoffenheim 2-0 on Saturday, but before the game, fans paid tribute to Reinartz and fellow midfielder Simon Rolfes, with the pair set to leave the club at the end of their contracts this summer.

Reinartz, 26, joined the club at the age of ten and has made his way up through the ranks at the BayArena, whilst Rolfes has been at the club for ten years now.

Both midfielders are out of contract this summer, and will leave Leverkusen in search of pastures new, and were given an amazing send off by their fans.

Now on the lookout for a new club, Reinartz could find his way to the Premier League after The Mirror recently reported that West Ham United are considering a move to sign him at the end of the season.

Reinartz, who has three caps for Germany to his name, is predominantly a holding midfielder but can also play at centre back, which would offer the Hammers much needed cover and versatility.

With Alex Song seemingly set to return to Barcelona at the end of his loan deal this summer, West Ham will need to find a replacement in midfield - and with Reinartz's exit now confirmed, they could well ramp up their interest in him ahead of the transfer window.

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