RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Emil Forsberg is reportedly close to making a move to New York Red Bulls. The potential switch makes sense considering the two teams are underneath the same umbrella. Red Bull GmbH currently owns both clubs, as well as a plethora of other teams around the globe as well.
Bild claims that Forsberg was interested in signing a contract extension to remain with Leipzig. Previous discussions between the player and former Leipzig sporting director Max Eberl took place earlier this summer. Forsberg was even apparently willing to lower salary demands to remain with the German team. The Sweden international’s current deal is not set to expire until the summer of 2025.
Eberl then reportedly submitted the contract offer to Forsberg’s agent. The deal, however, was seen by the player as drastically low. According to the aforementioned news outlet, the Swede was shocked and even disrespected by the offer. Leipzig eventually fired Eberl in September for an apparent lack of commitment to the team.
New York Red Bulls offer Emil Forsberg 4-year contract
Although Forsberg’s move to the United States is not yet set in stone, other outlets and reporters are picking up the story. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano is claiming that the midfielder is set to join NYRB in January. The Major League Soccer side has offered Forsberg a four-year contract, with the final year being optional. Both sides still have to iron out final details and sign the deal for it to be made official.
Forsberg has been a fan favorite at Leipzig since arriving way back in January 2015. The Swede initially joined the German side from Malmo for around $4 million. While the fee wasn’t exceptionally high, the creative midfielder quickly became a mainstay in the team. With Forsberg in the team, Leipzig earned promotion to the Bundesliga in 2016.
The move up to the German top flight did not affect Forsberg’s play. The attacker led the Bundesliga in assists in…
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Author : Chris Moore
Publish date : 2023-11-14 22:12:48
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