Leverkusen has loaned their young Belgian international prospect Noah Mbamba to second division club Fortuna Düsseldorf for the upcoming season. The German champion announced this news on Wednesday, specifying that there is no option to buy.

In January 2023, Leverkusen had signed Mbamba, who was then nineteen years old, from Club Bruges. The defensive midfielder signed a contract until 2028, but had very few opportunities to play in the Bundesliga. “Noah has made a lot of progress with us over the past eighteen months,” said Simon Rolfes, director of Leverkusen. “We have great confidence in him and are convinced that he will play an important role in our team in the future. However, he currently has more chances to play in Düsseldorf, which is crucial for his continued development.”

“I want to gain playing time here and take a new step in my evolution,” confirmed Mbamba on his new club’s website. “Last season, I had a very good impression of this team. I am very happy to join Fortuna.”

Fortuna Düsseldorf finished third in the 2. Bundesliga last season and narrowly missed out on promotion. In the playoffs, they lost 5-6 on penalties to Bochum (3-3 on aggregate over two legs).

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Fortuna Düsseldorf has a history of developing young talents and providing them with valuable playing time to further their careers. The club’s focus on youth development and nurturing talent has made it an attractive destination for promising players looking to gain experience and grow as professionals.

Noah Mbamba’s loan move to Fortuna Düsseldorf represents a strategic decision by Leverkusen to ensure that the young midfielder continues to develop and progress in a competitive environment. By allowing Mbamba to gain valuable playing time in the second division, Leverkusen is investing in his long-term development and preparing him for a successful future in top-level football.

The partnership between Leverkusen and Fortuna Düsseldorf highlights the collaborative nature of the football world, where clubs work together to support the growth and development of young players. This loan deal not only benefits Mbamba and Fortuna Düsseldorf but also strengthens the relationship between the two clubs and promotes a culture of cooperation and mutual support within the football community.