Tom Krauss Signs an Extension to Stay at Leipzig

Midfielder Tom Krauss has signed an extension and will now be part of the long term plans at RB Leipzig. The 18-year-old German has come up through the ranks of the Leipzig system and represents a homegrown option for Julian Nagelsmann.

“Tom is an incredibly talented young man,” said Sporting Director Markus Krosche. “He’s been improving a lot over the past few years, on and off the pitch. He has the exact attitude needed to be a success on our first team.”

The deal is a five year contract that will take Krauss through 2025. Along the way he is expected to become a major part of the first team as several players are expected to depart of over the next few years. Leipzig, much like Salzburg, have made it their mission to develop players and then move them a long to bigger teams after extracting positive results for the first team. We’ve already seen this happen with Naby Keita and soon to be Timo Werner.

“Since I’ve promoted him to the first team last summer, I’ve gotten a good impression of him as a player,” said manager Julian Nagelsmann. “He could’ve even made the starting XI in that time. He just lacked a bit of physicality, which is normal for a youth player.”

Leipzig will return to Bundesliga action tomorrow against SC Paderborn as they look to close the gap with Borussia Dortmund in second place.

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