Leverkusen sign Colombian starlet Ortega
Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen signed Colombian midfielder Michael Ortega on loan for a year after he shined at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Ortega, who began his career at Deportivo Cali before moving on to Mexican side Atlas Guadalajara last season, has been marked out as star of the future at senior level by Leverkusen.
"Michael [Ortega] was sensational in the Under-20 world championships. He is a huge talent for the future," said Bayer owner Wolfgang Holzhauser.
Leverkusen are presently in 12th place after just two matches and are away at VfB Stuttgart this Saturday.