RB Leipzig eyeing move for Schalke centre-back Ozan Kabak
As the summer transfer window comes closer and closer RB Leipzig are being linked with more and more potential transfers.
As per German and British media, RB Leipzig are eyeing move for Schalke centre-back Ozan Kabak.
The Turkey international joined Schalke from VfB Stuttgart for a fee in the region of 15 million euros in July 2019. His contract expires in the summer of 2024. In February 2021, Kabak was sent to Liverpool on loan.
The centre-back has featured in 13 matches for the Reds this term in all competitions.
The 21-year-old is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in Turkey.
The Schalke centre-back has also represented the Turkey at various youth levels before going on to secure 10 senior caps for his country thus far.
Ozan Kabak is widely regarded as a key transfer target for Leipzig this summer.
RB Leipzig have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
The centre-back heavily relies on his ability to read the game. It is coupled with his sensible tackling and an excellent sense of positioning, allowing him to repel most of the danger in the defensive third.
His arrival would give Leipzig some much needed tactical flexibility.
According to the report, “RB Leipzig are interested in Liverpool defender Ozan Kabak. Kabak is on-loan from Schalke, which were relegated from the Bundesliga this season. The Daily Mail says Liverpool are unlikely to take up their option to sign the 21-year-old Kabak on a permanent £18million deal from Schalke as they have lined up Leipzig’s Ibrahima Konate for the summer in a £40million transfer. In turn, Leipzig are now discussing a potential deal for Turkey international Kabak, who also has interest from the Premier League. In terms of Liverpool releasing him, as of Sunday, Kabak has yet to be informed of this decision.”
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Leipzig will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Kabak to join the club.
Schalke are preparing to sell their centre-back should they receive right offer for him.
Good signing for RB Leipzig?
If Kabak is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Leipzig.
A move away from Schalke will not be only the best move for the 21-year-old, but also for the club.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Leipzig.
RB Leipzig should do everything in their power to sign the in-demand Kabak, who has all the qualities to be a success at the club.
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Should RB Leipzig make a move for Ozan Kabak?
Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.