RB Leipzig agree personal terms with Feyenoord’s Lutsharel Geertruida

As reported by Bild, RB Leipzig have agreed personal terms with Feyenoord right-back Lutsharel Geertruida. 

However, Leipzig are still yet to meet the valuation that the Dutch champions have placed upon the 22-year-old. The Saxons have had an €18m bid rejected by Feyenoord, and, as reported by our colleagues Get Belgian and Dutch Football News, Leipzig’s sporting director Max Eberl has increased the offer to €20m.

Nevertheless, there is no agreement with the Rotterdam-based side as of yet, with Leipzig looking to strengthen their side after a flurry of departures. Despite a significant increase to their finances, Die Roten Bullen are not willing to pay over the odds for their transfer targets as seen with their ongoing poker game with RC Lens over Belgian striker Loïs Openda.

Last season Geertruida featured 41 times for Feyenoord in all competitions where he would score three goals and collect three assists. This would help guide the side to a first Eredivisie title since the 2016/17 campaign, finishing seven points clear of PSV Eindhoven.  

The addition of Geertruida could open the door for Benjamin Henrichs’ possible departure, with Arsenal linked to the versatile right-back. Geertruida would provide similar cover to Henrichs as the 22-year-old can offer his services in midfield and at centre-back if necessary.

GGFN | Will Shopland

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