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Leipzig Signs Germany Defender Raum from Hoffenheim

Leipzig Signs Germany Defender Raum from Hoffenheim

Sunday, 31 July, 2022 - 17:00
14 April 2022, Italy, Bergamo: RB Leipzig's Christopher Nkunku celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final, second leg match between Atalanta BC and RB Leipzig at Gewiss Stadium. (dpa)

Leipzig signed Germany left back David Raum from Hoffenheim on a five-year contract Sunday after a breakout season saw him become one of the Bundesliga's top defenders.

Hoffenheim only signed Raum from second-tier Greuther Fürth a year ago. He had 13 assists in his first season in the top division and made nine appearances for Germany as a key player in coach Hansi Flick's shakeup of the team.

Kicker magazine reported the transfer is worth 26 million euros ($26.6 million) with a possible further 2 million euros ($2.05 million) in bonuses. That would make Raum by far Leipzig's biggest signing of the summer, ahead of the reported 12 million euros ($12.3 million) paid for Austrian midfielder Xaver Schlager.

The 24-year-old Raum had another four years remaining on his Hoffenheim contract.

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