RB Leipzig have signed Austrian international Nicolas Seiwald (21) from RB Salzburg.
The new signing comes for the coming season and will receive a five-year contract until 2028, the Leipzig announced on Sunday evening. Seiwald is likely to replace Konrad Laimer, who is expected to join Bayern Munich in the summer.
“Nici is a strong box-to-box player who has developed tremendously in recent years. Despite being only 21 years old, he has already gained a lot of experience in the men’s division and has also attracted attention at the highest level in the Champions League “said sporting director Max Eberl.
Seiwald is the 20th move by a Salzburg professional to Leipzig since 2012. He was under contract with the sister club from the Austrian Bundesliga until 2026, and Leipzig had already had contacts with Seiwald last summer. The youngster has already played ten senior international matches for the red-white-red team.