In another successful move by RB Leipzig’s sports management, Loïs Openda has become one of the standout players of the season in the Bundesliga. The performance of the Belgian forward has not gone unnoticed in the Premier League, which will have to open its wallet to secure the player’s signature.
Out with the old, in with the new. If the sale of Christopher Nkunku to Chelsea for €60 million was a triumph for RB Leipzig, the Germans also hit the mark with his replacement. However, the Red Bulls did shell out a significant amount. Thus, under the guidance of coach Marco Rose, the team secured the services of Loïs Openda.
After an impressive season with RC Lens, RBL paid €39 million plus €10 million in variables to acquire the Belgian striker, who has made a flying start. In his first 22 games as a Leipzig player, Openda has already tallied 14 goals and 3 assists, boosting his market value.
Potential Departure in 2025?
Yet, RB Leipzig is already contemplating a possible medium-term sale. Considering that the German team’s modus operandi revolves around buying gems and later selling them for a much higher price, Die Roten Bullen are certain that the Belgian international will sooner or later leave the club in eastern Germany. However, this departure will come at a significant financial gain.
According to the Daily Mirror, both Manchester United and Tottenham have shown interest in Openda, whose contract runs until 2028. In this regard, the Belgian would have a release clause in 2025, which could soar to €85 million depending on individual and team performance.