Official: Bayer Leverkusen's Nicolai Jorgensen joins Kaiserslautern on loan

The Danish starlet has moved to the Betzenberg to gain valuable match experience and enhance his international credentials ahead of Euro 2012
Bayer Leverkusen forward Nicolai Jorgensen has left the BayArena for Kaiserslautern on a year-and-a-half loan deal, the two clubs have confirmed on their respective websites.

The 20-year-old has found playing time hard to come by at B04 and will now seek to further his development in the Rhineland before returning for the final two years of his contract at Leverkusen.

"Nicolai Jorgensen is a young and hungry player. He is familiar with the Bundesliga and we are confident that he brings qualities that will help us," said Kaiserslautern coach Marco Kurz.

Leverkusen CEO Wolfgang Holzhauser also praised the former Brondby youth player, but explained that due to his side's competitive atmosphere, a move was necessary.

"Nicolai is a highly gifted striker, from whom we expect even more in the future," he said. "As a result of the competitive situation at Bayer 04 at the moment, however, he was having a hard time.

"Because of his European Championship ambitions with the Danish national team and for his further development, we want Nicolai to gain match practice. We think that in Kaiserslautern we have found the right club."

The two clubs have confirmed that their agreement includes no option for FCK to make the deal permanent, meaning that the player will return to the BayArena in 2013.