Speaking to Philipp Hinze at Sky Germany, Germany international David Raum discussed why he opted for RB Leipzig instead of Borussia Dortmund.
When RB Leipzig confirmed the arrival of David Raum from Hoffenheim for a reported €30m including bonuses, many football fans were shocked that he hadn’t moved to BVB.
The left-back admitted that he had many choices when it came to a transfer this summer.
“All in all, several clubs were interested. I listened to everything and dealt intensively with all the offers. The overall package with RB Leipzig – with everyone responsible and the coaching team – convinced me in the end and prevailed” said Raum.
Hinze then questioned the player’s heavy links to Dortmund. For so long this summer, it seemed almost certain that Raum would be playing with BVB in the upcoming season. As it turns out, it was a simple choice for Raum.
The 24-year-old explained: “There are many issues involved in a transfer like this, everything has to be right. RB has clearly shown that everything fits. Overall, the timing at BVB also meant that things didn’t get really hot in the end At the end I put all the facts on the table and realized that the decision for RB was the right one.”
It seems that Raum’s decision to head to Leipzig was partly down to this year’s World Cup in Qatar and national coach Hansi Flick.
Discussing the opinion of Flick in regards to the World Cup and his move to RB, Raum added: “He was convinced of RB Leipzig’s idea – with the formation and the coach – that I could assert myself here and perform at the highest level. I want to present myself as well as possible so that I’m also an option for the World Cup. “