Konrad Laimer was linked to Manchester United. Ralf Rangnick is interim manager and believed to be a big supporter of the RB Leipzig midfielder. His contract expires in June 2023.
Manchester United have reportedly been told that they will have to pay Konrad Laimer’s £34million release clause in order to prise him away from RB Leipzig.
Ralf Rangnick (interim manager and future consultant) recommended Laimer, 24, to the Red Devils. Rangnick signed Laimer as a Leipzig player and will soon reunite him with Laimer as the Austrian head coach. Sport Bild was relayed by transfermarktAccording to reports, United won’t be able sign the box-to–box midfielder who is highly regarded in Germany unless they pay the required cash.
Leipzig, like the highly-sought-after forward Christopher Nkunku, is pursuing interest from other Bundesliga clubs Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Laimer.
Red Bull Salzburg and Leipzig took the midfield dynamo in 2014. Rangnick, who was serving as the club’s shared sporting directors at the time of both moves and is still a huge fan of Laimer today, was also working with Rangnick.
Recently, the Austrian revealed Sport BildHow excited he was to once again work with Rangnick at international level. “I am very happy that he will become our coach. know him well, know what he can do and I am sure that he can make us better as a team and each individual. I am confident that we have very successful years ahead of us and look forward to seeing him again as an OFB trainer in the summer at our next course.”
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If he does make the move, Erik ten Hag will coach him at Old Trafford. Rangnick, the current Ajax manager, will meet with Rangnick at end of season to discuss rebuilding the team and is keen on improving the Red Devils midfield department. United will be saying goodbye to Nemanja Mata, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, and Nemanja Matic next month, which is a particular weakness in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.
Laimer broke his silence about transfer links just before Rangers’ crushing Europa League semifinal defeat and spoke to reporters: “As of now, I’m playing for RB Leipzig. My contract runs until 2023 and doesn’t make sense to talk about [transfer rumours] in this current, decisive phase of the season.
“Otherwise, there would only be unrest and I’d have to worry about things that aren’t the most important right. I’ll be 25 in May and have enough experience to make such decisions clearly. I need a good feeling. I have to like what people tell me. It’s about the plan with me and with the team.
“It’s about goals, of course. I will do it if I believe in it. Every situation and every player are different. It doesn’t always happen to the same player. It can also depend on the type of player you’re and what drives you. Information is great, but I make my own decisions. I am focused on me and not others.