Kevin Kampl Extends Contract to 2023

Dynamic RB Leipzig midfielder Kevin Kampl will be staying in East Germany for a bit longer as he has agreed to a contract extension through the 2023 season. The 29-year old moved from Bayer Leverkusen in the 2017 season and has since become a vital part of the team’s push for dominance in the Bundesliga.

“Kevin is one of the real leaders in our team,” said Sporting Director Markus Krosche. “He has shown, since returning from hims long-term injury, how important he is to us and how he embodies the way we want to play football.”

Kampl has made 89 appearances for the club, scoring six goals and notching 15 assists. Most recently he scored a stunner from outside the box against Fortuna Dusseldorf. The Slovenian midfielder had trouble getting minutes with his previous team Leverkusen but found a place where his talents can be exploited to their fullest, first by Ralf Rangnick and now Julian Nagelsmann.

“My family and I feel right at home here,” said Kampl. “I’m excited for the future. There’s a lot we want to achieve and I want to play my part as an experienced man in a young and talented team.”

Kampl is a type of player that doesn’t fit the perceived interest of Leipzig. He signed in his late twenties and, while he has drawn interests from teams around the continent, it seems as if he arrived in Leipzig with the intent of remaining on the club. The team may be moving away from their all-youth movement in the coming years in an effort to chase the Champions League and locking up Kampl is a way of keeping veterans in the club.

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