RB Leipzig: Midfield star changes within the Bundesliga – for 12 million euros! – Bundesliga

Now everything happened very quickly!

The move from midfield player Xaver Schlager (24) from Wolfsburg to RB Leipzig is complete.

According to BILD information, the Saxons are transferring 12 million euros to VfL – a bargain price! The Austrian switched from Salzburg to the “Wolves” in 2019 for the same amount.

In the Bundesliga, Schlager developed into an absolute regular player (83 games/3 goals) – only two serious injuries (ankle/2019, cruciate ligament rupture/2021) slowed him down.

Now the move to Leipzig! RB had Schlager on the radar for a long time. Especially since Ösi was trained in the Salzburg branch, including Farmteam Liefering. In 2019, the then sports director Ralf Rangnick (63/now Austria’s national coach) wanted to guide him to Leipzig – but Schlager chose Wolfsburg.

What makes Schlager so interesting for Leipzig: Ösi is a “battle pig” and clearer plus playmaker in one. In Wolfsburg he has also played as an eight and ten.

In addition, as a guy, he addresses things clearly internally and sometimes intervenes both on the pitch and in the dressing room.

For Wolfsburg, the Schlager departure is a bitter loss. New coach Niko Kovac (50) must now look for a replacement. Doesn’t make the task any easier after the messed up last season in which Schlager was one of the few bright spots.



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