RB Leipzig frontrunners to land Ajax striker Brian Brobbey

It is an open secret that RB Leipzig need to sign a striker.

According to the football transfer rumours in British and Italian media, RB Leipzig are frontrunners to land Ajax striker Brian Brobbey.

The 19-year-old striker has played all his life at Ajax. He has made his way through the youth system at the Netherlands giants and made his senior debut in 2020. Brobbey has a valid contract with Ajax until June 2021.

Brian Brobby
Brian Brobby

This season, Brian Brobbey has scored 13 goals and provided 5 assists in 26 appearances.

The 19-year-old has long been touted as one of Netherlands’s most promising young talents.

Brobbey has represented Netherlands at Under-15, Under-16, Under-17 and Under-19 level, winning 37 caps and scoring 26 goals.

The Netherlands international has been in impressive form for Ajax this season and it looks like he caught the eye of many European clubs including RB Leipzig.

RB Leipzig are looking to sign a striker and have identified the 19-year-old as potential transfer target. They have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.

Julian Nagelsmann is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.

RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig

The Netherlands international provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Nagelsmann’s side.

According to the report,”Arsenal are battling to win the race for the signature of Ajax teen Brian Brobbey. Brobbey, 19, made his debut for Ajax last autumn and has since played eleven games and scored four goals for the club. The striker’s contract with the club expires at the end of the season and his agent Mino Raiola has stated he will not renew. Arsenal and AC Milan have been in contact, but Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano expects the youngster to move elsewhere. He posted to social media: “Brian Brobbey to RB Leipzig, here we go! He’s leaving Ajax and he’ll be joining Leipzig as a free agent starting from next season. “The agreement on personal terms has been reached and Brobbey will play in Bundesliga.””


Brian Brobbey ideal fit for RB Leipzig?

It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.

Signing the 19-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Julian Nagelsmann.

Stylistically, Brobbey would be a great fit in Leipzig.

It will be interesting to see where the player ends up this summer.

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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.

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