Kicker is reporting that David Yelldell, who helped guide MSV Duisburg to an 8th-place finish in the 2nd Bundesliga and to the DFB-Pokal Final, has signed with Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Leverkusen (perhaps most memorable to Americans for an unsuccessful stint by Landon Donovan in 2005) finished 2nd in the Bundesliga last year and has long been a decent power within Germany, with their most famous moment coming when they reached the UEFA Champions League final in 2002. They’re in the Champions League again this year, which should give Yelldell, a 29 year-old who spent most of his career floating around the 3rd and 4th divisions of Germany, some opportunities for minutes if he can win the #2 spot behind German international René Adler.
As the article notes, Leverkusen boss Robin Dutt was Yelldell’s manager at Stuttgarter Kickers II in 2002-03 and later the first team of Kickers from 2005-07.
EDIT: It’s been made official during the course of the holiday. This post has been updated to reflect that.