Bundesliga club, RB Leipzig could announce the arrival of attacking midfielder, Lazar Samardzic from Hertha Berlin after the completion of his medicals and other minor details.
Samardzic, who came for his medical and put pen to paper on a five-year deal recently returned from the camp of the Germany under-20 team playing Under 21 Euros qualifiers.
He will now join Hee-Chan Hwang, who was signed from RB Salzburg as the new signings. With this development, Leipzig has won the battle for the signature of the young lad who can play in the wings as well.
Bild reports that the midfield talent comes to Leipzig, who won the battle for his signature against Bayern and Barcelona also keen on him.
Samardzic scored 14 goals in 16 games with the U19 this season. He also played three games for the Hertha Berlin senior squad after the Corona break.
The German media reported that the fee for his signature should be less than 1 million euros.
Other players in the sight of RB Leipzig
Meanwhile, RB Leipzig is also chasing 24-year-old Alexander Sørloth (24).
Although, they had valued the Norwegian around 18 million Euros but his club, Trabzonspor want 20 million plus six million euros in bonuses for him.
If Leipzig agrees to the term, it means Crystal Palace, the previous club of Sørloth will make six million euros from the deal.
“Sörloth is definitely a player who would help us. He scored a lot of goals last season. If he could repeat this quota in the Bundesliga, that would be great.”
“We’re sure to look at other candidates as well. But there aren’t 50 people there. That is why we have to take into account that such a transfer will be one or two euros more expensive under the current circumstances,” says Nagelsmann.
Other top priority for coach Julian Nagelsmann is left-back, Angeliño. The 23-year-old who has returned to Manchester City after his loan stint is expected to join the club on a permanent basis this summer.
Bild reports that the deal between Leipzig and ManCity should be decided by Wednesday.
“Angeliño is important for our game. I am assuming a quick agreement on the matter,” Nagelsmann said.
Nagelsmann would also like to have his team for the season before their DFB cup game against Nuremberg.
“The club has set guidelines for the new season, I have goals in mind. They are ambitious. The sooner we get the squad together, the more successful we will be. “
Leipzig also wants to sign two additional strikers after the departure of Timo Werner and Patrick Schick. The club is also linked to Werder Bremen striker, Milot Rashica.