RB Leipzig Wiretap

Andre Silva Signs With RB Leipzig For Reported $27M

Jul 3, 2021 11:19 PM

Andre Silva moved from Eintracht Frankfurt to RB Leipzig for a reported fee of around $27 million. 

Silva has agreed to a five-year deal with Leipzig.

The 25-year-old scored 28 goals in 32 matches last season.

"I'm really excited for the new challenge at RB Leipzig," Silva said. "The club have big goals and ambitions and I want to help them achieve those, ideally by scoring as many goals as possible. I want to play at the highest level and that is Champions League football - I have the chance to do that on a regular basis at RB Leipzig."




Tags: Eintracht Frankfurt, RB Leipzig, Official Transfer

Real Madrid Linked With Dani Olmo

Jun 26, 2021 1:34 AM

Real Madrid are currently scouting Dani Olmo's performances at Euro 2020, according to German sources.

Olmo most recently moved from Dinamo Zagreb to RB Leipzig in January 2020 for $26 million.

Real Madrid are reportedly not considering a bid this summer due to their financial situation.

The club remain linked with Kylian Mbappe, while Olmo has also been rumored with Atletico Madrid. 


Tags: RB Leipzig, Real Madrid, Transfer Rumor

Liverpool Signs Ibrahima Konate From RB Leipzig

May 26, 2021 11:39 AM

Liverpool has signed Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig on a five-year deal.

Liverpool can activate the €41.5 million release clause in his contract. Konate will strengthen Liverpool's backline. 

Konate's arrival means that Ozan Kabak will not stay at the club.

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Tags: RB Leipzig, Liverpool, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Jesse Marsch Hired As Manager Of RB Leipzig

Apr 29, 2021 1:04 PM

Jesse Marsch has been hired as manager of RB Leipzig effective next season.

Marsch will replace Julian Nagelsmann, who left Leipzig for Bayern Munich. 

Marsch was an assistant coach at Leipzig in 2018-19 and will join from sister club Red Bull Salzburg, where he won the Austrian league and Cup double last season.

“Jesse has done outstanding work everywhere he has worked so far,” said Leipzig’s head of football, Oliver Mintzlaff. “He has kept developing and it is obviously an advantage that he has worked at RB Leipzig for a year in the past. Jesse knows the club, the city, but most of all the philosophy of the team and the playing style.”


Tags: RB Leipzig, Misc Rumor

Bayern Appoint Julian Nagelsmann As Next Manager

Apr 27, 2021 11:44 AM

Bayern Munich have appointed Julian Nagelsmann as their next manager and have paid a significant compensation to RB Leipzig, which will break the previous record of €15 million paid by Chelsea to Porto for Andre Villas-Boas.

Nagelsmann is set to replace Hansi Flick, who asked Bayern to release him from his contract two years before its expiry date earlier in the month following a rift with sporting executive Hasan Salihamidzic over the Bundesliga champions' transfer strategy and philosophy.

"FC Bayern have appointed Julian Nagelsmann as their new head coach," a Bayern statement read. "The Bavarian-born 33-year-old will move to Munich from RB Leipzig on July 1, 2021 ahead of the new season, signing a five-year-contract with the German record champions until June 30, 2026."

Nagelsmann joined Leipzig from TSG Hoffenheim in 2019 and led them to the Champions League semifinal in his first year in charge.

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Tags: Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Misc Rumor

RB Leipzig Place $36M Fee For Julian Nagelsmann

Apr 25, 2021 11:40 PM

RB Leipzig have told Bayern Munich that they want a $36 million fee for Julian Nagelsmann, sources told Bild.

Bayern reportedly made contact with Nagelsmann, whose contract runs through the 2023 season.

Current Bayern manager Hansi Flick announced that he will leave the club at the end of this season.

The 33-year-old manager has previously called Bayern his dream job. 

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Tags: Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Misc Rumor

Bundesliga Clubs Reject Breakaway Super League

Apr 19, 2021 10:26 PM

The top clubs in the Bundesliga are moving forward with reforms to the current Champions League rather than the breakaway Super League. 

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said in a statement on Monday that both clubs were in agreement about committing to the Champions League. RB Leipzig have also joined Bayern and Dortmund in opposing the plans and Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: "FC Bayern has not been involved in the plans for creating a Super League. We are convinced that the current structure in football guarantees a reliable foundation.

"FC Bayern welcomes the reforms of the Champions League because we believe they are the right step to take for the development of European football. The modified group stage will contribute to an increase in excitement and the emotional experience in the competition.

"I do not believe the Super League will solve the financial problems of European clubs that have arisen as result of the coronavirus pandemic. Rather, all clubs in Europe should work in solidarity to ensure that the cost structure, especially players' salaries and agents' fees, are brought in line with revenues, to make all of European football more rational."

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Tags: Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig

Liverpool Close To Signing Ibrahima Konate

Mar 29, 2021 1:47 PM

Liverpool is ready to pay the €41.5 million release clause of Ibrahima Konate of RB Leipzig.

Liverpool has struggled defensively this season.

Michael Edwards of Liverpool has been monitoring Konate for years. A Liverpool scout was watching Konate as early as January 2017 when made his senior debut for Sochaux in the French League Cup against Monaco.

While Chelsea and Manchester United have also been in contact on Konate, Liverpool is considered the favorites to sign him.

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Tags: RB Leipzig, Liverpool, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Bayern Munich Officially Sign Dayot Upamecano To Five-Year Deal

Feb 14, 2021 2:05 PM

Bayern Munich officially announced the signing of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano to a five-year contract.

The 22-year-old reportedly had a release clause of $51 million.

"Upamecano is a young player, 22, whose qualities have already developed extraordinarily," said Bayern director Hasan Salihamidzic said.

Upamecano will remain at Leipzig until the end of this season. 


Tags: Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Official Transfer

Liverpool Won't Be Allowed To Travel To Leipzig For UCL Match

Feb 4, 2021 1:54 PM

Liverpool will not be allowed entry to Germany to play their Champions League match at RB Leipzig on Feb. 16.

While RB Leipzig pushed for an exception, the German Ministry of the Interior confirmed to German news agency, dpa, on Wednesday that there will be "no special rules for professional sports."

Leipzig now have until Feb. 8 to propose an alternative venue to UEFA which could be in a neutral country.

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Tags: RB Leipzig, Liverpool, UEFA Champions League

Dominik Szoboszlai To Join Leipzig, Stay In 'Red Bull Family'

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United Would Consider Mauricio Pochettino, Julian Nagelsmann

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PSG Advances To UCL Final With 3-0 Win Over Leipzig

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Leipzig Defeats Atleti 2-1, Advances To UCL Semifinals


Dayot Upamecano Reportedly Chooses Arsenal Over Milan

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Chelsea Activates Timo Werner's $62M Release Clause, Close To Deal

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Chelsea To Join Liverpool, United In Pursuit Of Timo Werner

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Joachim Low: Bundesliga Is 'The Leader In Europe'


Liverpool Still Hope To Sign Timo Werner From RB Leipzig

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Timo Werner Rules Out Bayern Munich Move


Bayern Munich Linked With Timo Werner, Leroy Sane


Dayot Upamecano Linked With Real Madrid Move

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Bundesliga Likely To Complete 2020 Season Without Fans

Stephan Uersfeld Germany correspondent

COVID-19 Could Prevent Timo Werner To Liverpool Transfer

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Bundesliga Executive: Survival Of League Is At Stake Due To Stoppage

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Bundesliga Matches Postponed Due To Coronavirus

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Tyler Adams Extends RB Leipzig Contract Through 2025

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Timo Werner To Turn Down Barcelona, Manchester United For Liverpool


Timo Werner Says He's 'Very Proud' Of Liverpool Link

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Ralf Rangnick Linked With Milan Move

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