Bayern Leverkusen sign Schalke defender.

German side Bayer Leverkusen have signed Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos on a permanent deal.

The Greek spent last season on loan with Leverkusen and has now signed a contract until 2020.

"I am delighted that it worked out," the 23-year-old central defender told the Leverkusen website.

"I am looking forward to my future with this great team and think we can still move forward a lot.”