RB Leipzig has reportedly decided to throw out its own internal policies in hopes of procuring the services of Bayern’s defensive midfielder Sebastian Rudy.
Per a report by Sport Bild, Leipzig is serious about making an offer to Bayern to bring in the German international. With this type of pursuit, Ralf Rangnick, who is currently filling a dual role as sporting director and coach, must have a strong feeling that Rudy can be an impactful player for Die Roten Bullen.
After SPORT BILD information, there was already first contact with Rudy’s management, which did not want to comment on the plans on request. Behind the scenes Rangnick is already exploring the possibility of changing his ex-player. Rangnick brought Rudy in 2010 from VfB Stuttgart to Hoffenheim. Nagelsmann attested to Rudy at the TSG once the “decider gene”.
RB would even break his transfer philosophy once. The Leipzig guard rails provide for an upper salary limit of around four million euros and an age limit of up to 24 years. Rudy is already 28 years old. In addition, his annual salary in Munich is over four million euros, since he came from Hoffenheim on a free transfer in 2017. For less, the Munich would certainly not sign.
With a young, athletic, and hungry core group of players, RB Leipzig could benefit from the veteran presence, leadership, and attention to detail of the 28-year old midfielder. At times last season, Leipzig was defensively absent as it pressed forward without much regard for eventually having to stop its opposition.
For Rudy, the move would represent more playing time and a salary increase. Rudy’s currently salary is roughly €3.48M, so the move would possibly represent a boost of over €500K annually if the report is accurate.
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) August 1, 2018