Danke, Naby! Danke, Nicklas!

Our number eight and our athletic trainer said goodbye on Sunday | Naby is off to Liverpool, Nicklas to the DFB

It wasn't just Dominik Kaiser that said his goodbyes to the Leipzig fans on Sunday, as Naby Keita and Nicklas Dietrich bode farewell before embarking on their own new adventures.

Our now former athletic trainer (at Leipzig since 2015) will ply his trade with the German Football Association (DFB), while our number eight (at Leipzig since 2016) is making the switch to English club Liverpool.

Naby has really found his way into the hearts of Leipzig fans since arriving at the club two years ago. The moment in which he scored the winning goal in Leipzig's first ever Bundesliga win against Dortmund will never be forgotten. The way in which he dribbled through the midfield with ease and always left his opponents on their heels will always be looked back upon fondly as well. In total, Keita scored 17 goals and collected 15 assists in 71 total competitive appearances for RB Leipzig.

Naby Keita's 89th minute winner against Dortmund will live long in the memory!

merci, naby! danke, nick! We wish you all the best for the future.

Naby is moving to Liverpool in the Premier League
Nick will take on a new challenge with the DFB

Naby Keita factfile:

  • Date of birth: 10th February 1995 (Conakry, Guinea)
  • Age: 22
  • Nationality: Guinean
  • Preferred foot: right
  • Height: 1.72m
  • Position: Midfield

Leipzig honours:

  • Bundesliga: 58 games | 14 goals | 13 assists | 4379 minutes played
  • Champions League: 5 games | 2 goals | 419 minutes played
  • Europa League: 5 games | 2 assists | 446 minutes played
  • DFB-Pokal: 3 games | 1 goal | 223 minutes played
  • Total: 71 games | 17 goals | 15 assists | 5943 assists
Naby taking part in some rehab training with Nick.
17 goals
Naby Keita scored for RB Leipzig

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