RB Leipzig secure highly sought-after Orban
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RB Leipzig secure highly sought-after Orban

The young defender will join Leipzig this summer.

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Jonathan Walsh

RB Leipzig have signed Willi Orban from 1. FC Kaiserslautern, the club confirmed on Friday.

The 22-year-old defender has signed a four-year deal with the Saxony side, who are rumoured to have spent around €2.5million to secure his signature. Orban captained Kaiserslautern 14 times towards the end of this season and made 31 appearances in total this campaign.

New head coach, Ralf Rangnick, was excited to have captured the young defender: "Willi Orban is a young player who fits perfectly with our philosophy. For me he was, in the past season, one of the most exciting players in the 2. Bundesliga, who was captain of his team at just 22."

Orban has been selected for Horst Hrubesch's preliminary Germany under-21 squad, who will travel to the Czech Republic in the next few weeks, as they aim to be crowned UEFA under-21 European Champions. RB Leipzig will be the first club, other than the Red Devils, that the 22-year-old will play for.

Quotes via dierottenbullen.com

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