Sky Germany reports that RB Leipzig striker Loïs Openda has a release clause that was inserted in his contract in the summer when he joined from RC Lens.
The clause is said to be valued at €80m and can only be activated in the summer of 2025. Openda joined Leipzig in the summer from Lens for €38.5m signing a contract until 2028.
Openda has had a positive start to time in Germany. In six Bundesliga games, he has scored four times and assisted twice, most recently scoring in the opening goal in Leipzig’s 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich on Saturday. However, he has shown at times a lack of composure in front of goal, missing easy chances several times.
Despite a mass exodus of star players in the summer, smart recruitment from Leipzig has meant that they have not really felt the impact. Openda and Simons are two examples who have hit the ground running in the first six games of the Bundesliga season.
GGFN | Jack Meenan