BERLIN, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- Bayer Leverkusen reinforce their squad with the signing of Brazilian full back Wendell from Gremio, the club said in an official statement on Thursday.
Wendell, whose full name is Wendell Nascimento Borges, plays currently for Brazilian side Gremio and will join Leverkusen next season.
According to the Bundesliga side, the 20-year-old left footer put pen to paper on five-year deal to stay with the "Werkself" until June 2019.
"Wendell is a very big talent who can help us immediately. We are confident that he can continue Leverkusen's great tradition with Brazilian top players," Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voeller said.
Leverkusen clash Mainz at the 23rd round to defend their second place in the Bundesliga table.