Kevin Kampl will not join BJ Guoan and reunite with former Bayer Leverkusen coach and his mentor Roger Schmidt this summer. Kicker reports that as of today the deal has fallen apart. Bayer Leverkusen and BJ Guoan had agreed a fee of €27 million for Kampl.
However, due to Chinese league rules on purchasing foreign players both clubs would have had to pay a penalty. The fee was rumoured to be €6 million for Bayer Leverkusen and double that for BJ Guoan. Due to this cost the Chinese club wanted to find a creative way to pay Kampl’s transfer fee. This was unacceptable to Bayer Leverkusen, who are now looking for another destination for Kampl.
The Slovenian midfielder grew disgruntled with the german club after they sacked his mentor Roger Schmidt earlier this year. The player recently announced that he would be leaving Bayer Leverkusen this summer.