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You may have missed Leipzig’s flashy transfers. The Club spends more than Bayern and Man City

Date: July 24, 2024 Time: 06:51:01

Leipzig is quite active in the transfer market. The club’s figures in the “expenses” and “income” columns exceed the 100 million euro mark. There are a dozen newcomers to the team. And almost all of them already have serious experience of playing at a high level.

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How much Leipzig spent on new arrivals

Leipzig have already spent 126 million euros this summer, the seventh in the world. And if we limit ourselves to Europe, then the German team is in the top 6. Let’s see how much the club spent on acquiring newcomers in previous seasons:

2016/2017 – €95.95 million 2017/2018 – €63.5 million 2018/2019 – €65.63 million 2019/2020 – €93 million 2020/2021 – €72 million 2021/2022 – 107.62 million euros 2022/ 2023 – 59.5 million euros

The data on the costs since the release of “Leipzig” in the top division are given. Thus, the club has never spent as much as this summer. The squad was replaced with eight players, but only five were paid. At the same time, the transporter works very well for the exit – the players have already been sold for €150.7 million. According to this indicator, Leipzig ranks second in the world after Chelsea (€253.9 million).

By the way, Leipzig spent more on debutants than Manchester United (116.7 million euros), Liverpool (112 million euros), Milan (90.5 million euros), Juventus (77.6 million euros) and Manchester City (29.1 million euros). Yes, and Bayern (50 million euros) with Borussia D (49 million euros) spent less in total.

Who left Leipzig?

Most of the money received for the transfer of midfielder Dominic Soboslai. The Hungarian footballer went to Liverpool for 70 million euros. Leipzig bought the midfielder for 36 million euros at the beginning of 2021 and almost doubled its value in a year and a half. Liverpool loved the player so much that they spent decent money on him. Soboslai is now third on the list of the most expensive purchases in the English club’s history. Only Virgil van Dijk (84.6 million euros) and Darwin Núñez (80 euros) spent more.

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On the Germany – England route, another player left. The Bulls sold forward Christopher Nkunku to Chelsea, for whom the Londoners paid 60 million euros. Thus, the German club received 130 million euros for two players. What do you think of this result? Nkunku did well last season, scoring 16 goals and providing nine assists in 36 games. True, there was an unpleasant episode. The striker flew past the 2022 World Cup in Russia because he was injured in training a few days before the start of the tournament.

Christopher Nkunku at Chelsea

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10 million euros “Leipzig” brought the transfer of striker Alexander Serlot. Three years ago, the German club bought this forward with hype and cymbal. The Norwegian arrived in Germany as the top scorer in the Turkish championship, but did not meet the high expectations: he scored six goals in 38 games, went on loan a couple of times to Real Sociedad and now returns to Spain. This time, Serloth got fit with Villarreal, and Leipzig will receive half of what he paid in 2020 for the transfer.

The rest of the transfers turned out to be less profitable. Midfielder Tom Kraus went to Mainz for 5 million euros, goalkeeper Josep Martínez went to Genoa for 3.5 million euros, winger Marcel Halstenberg went to Hannover for 700,000 euros and Leipzig helped with 1.5 million euros to the transfer of the Spanish Angelino in Galatasaray. Forward André Silva went on loan to Real Sociedad. And Konrad Laimer went to Bayern as a free agent. By the way, in the spring it was he who almost left the Munich club without a title. But then Borussia Dortmund came to Bayern’s aid.

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Who came to Leipzig?

We bend our fingers. The Lua Openda is the club’s most expensive purchase (42 million euros) in this transfer market. The promising forward was talked about throughout last season, and in the summer there were rumors about top clubs. Leipzig turned out to be the most persistent, resulting in a record transfer for himself. By the way, Max Eberl, a member of the board of directors of the bulls, stressed that the club had not exceeded the limit that had been set. Last season, Openda showed his dignity at sensational Lens (38 Ligue 1 appearances, 21 goals), and now he’s gone up.

lua openda

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Christoph Baumgartner, unlike Opend, spent last season in the Bundesliga. Hoffenheim received 24 million euros for the midfielder. At the age of 23, Christoph had already made 29 appearances for the Austrian national team (10 goals). Last season, he scored 7 + 7 in the “goal + pass” system, then the representatives of Leipzig drew attention to his game. He was attracted by the midfielder’s versatility: he can play any position in attack. He also has a great shot with both legs.

Christoph Baumgartner

Photo: www.rbleipzig.com

Leipzig announced the transfer of Benjamin Seshko a year ago – in August 2022. True, the contract came into force only on July 1, 2023, so last season the guy again ran in Salzburg. Once again proclaimed champion of Austria, he scored 16 goals in 30 games in the local Bundesliga and achieved promotion. “Seshko is one of the best young talents in Europe,” said Christopher Wivell, Leipzig’s technical director. -He is very fast and good at mounted martial arts. Despite his height (194 cm-Approx. “Championship”), Benjamin is mobile and has good technique. In 2019, I convinced the guy to move to Salzburg, I followed his career closely and watched every goal. By the way, the Bulls paid 24 million euros for the 20-year-old Slovenian.

Benjamin Sheshko

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Nicolas Seiwald is another footballer who changed Salzburg for Leipzig. He is a little older than Sheshko (22 years old), and his signing cost a little less (20 million euros). Seiwald plays aggressively as a box-to-box midfielder. Despite his young age, he has already accumulated a lot of experience at the adult level and performed with dignity in the Champions League matches. The Austrian spent 13 years in the Salzburg system and left the club as the national champion. The transfer of him was announced in February 2023, but he joined the new team only in the summer.

Nicholas Seiwald

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Another newcomer is center back El Shadai Bitshiabu. The 18-year-old was released from PSG for 15 million euros. In December 2021, the defender made his debut for the Parisians at the age of 16 years 213 days (it was a cup match). And his first appearance in Ligue 1 took place in the spring of 2022. As a result, the guy has accumulated 19 games in the PSG jersey, including the Champions League playoff match with Bayern. Bitshiabu is a left-footed defender who is excellent in the passing game. Leipzig board member Eberl stressed that the Frenchman was perfect for the role of the player they were looking for. True, the manager added that the guy is only 18 years old, so he will be given enough time to adjust.

El Shaddai Bitshiabu

Photo: www.rbleipzig.com

Xavi Simons also flew on the Paris-Leipzig route. Unlike other newcomers, the 20-year-old striker was not bought, but rented for a year. Last season Simons delighted at home: he became the top scorer in the Dutch championship (19 goals) as part of PSV. Overall, he has scored 22 goals and provided 12 assists in 48 games in all competitions. Apparently, the Leipzig bosses were also attracted by the fact that the player can play in different positions. He can enter the field in the place of the “ten”, “false nine” or on any of the flanks. Simons himself believes that he took the right step, because at Leipzig they know how to develop youngsters and achieve success with them.

xavi simon

Photo: www.rbleipzig.com

Another player on loan was Liverpool midfielder Fabio Carvalho. Last season, the Portuguese made 22 appearances for the Merseysiders and scored three goals. The Benfica academy product moved to England in 2013, where he joined the Fulham youth team. In the summer of 2022 he was bought by Liverpool. The 20-year-old midfielder will have time to settle in a new country. Leipzig bosses focus on Carvalho’s inventive play.

fabio carvalho

Photo: www.rbleipzig.com

Leipzig have done a good job with their sights set on the future. Several young newcomers appeared in the team, who were awarded long-term contracts.

Only goalkeeper Leopold Zingerle, 29, is eliminated from this row. He entered as a free agent and is apparently being considered for a reserve goaltender. It is extremely curious what Leipzig will show in the new season. He will surely try not only to impose competition between Bayern and Borussia Dortmund, but also to make some noise in the Champions League.

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