RB Leipzig have announced the signing of Malmö FF forward Emil Forsberg until 2018.
Leipzig coach Alex Zorniger seems on course to get his wish of four new players this January. He was quoted on Tuesday as saying, "We want to commit two to three forwards and a center-back during the winter break."
On Wednesday, they confirmed the signing of Emil Forsberg on a three-year deal. The 23-year-old has netted twenty-five goals in almost eighty appearances for the current Swedish champions. Forsberg featured in all six of their Champions League group stage games and also made five appearances for Sweden, after making his debut in January 2014.
He joins until 2018, with the deal reported to be worth €3.7million. Sporting director Ralf Rangnick was pleased to have committed the Swede, "With Emil Forsberg we have signed a young and very prolific offensive player, who has proven his qualities both in the Swedish league and in the Champions League."
Rangnick continued, "He is in the current Swedish national team and will strengthen us with his skills up front. We are delighted that he has chosen us despite other offers." Forsberg has also completed his medical, so he will take part in training on Thursday.
Omer Damari, of Austria Wien, is expected to join in the near future too. These are likely replacements for Matthias Morys and Daniel Frahn, who have interested plenty of clubs. Leipzig currently sit seventh in the 2.Bundesliga and will be hopeful that their new recruits can push them ever closer to the Bundesliga.
Quotes via RB Leipzig and kicker.