Nordi Mukiele was today unveiled as our first new signing for the upcoming season. The 20-year-old has moved from Montpellier to strengthen defensive depth and has signed a five-year-deal until 2023.
The France youth international of Congolese descent has been a part of the Montpellier first team squad since January 2017, and made 33 appearances in the season just gone.
Welcome to leipzig, nordi!
sporting director, Ralf rangnick:
- “We’ve been following Nordi for over a year now, so we’re extremely excited to be able to bring in one of Europe’s top defensive talents - despite a lot of competition.
- He fits exactly what we’re looking for in a player and in a person. We are certain that Nordi will be able to take the next step with us.”
- “I’m really happy that my move to RB Leipzig has worked out. The ambition of the club and its philosophy are perfect for me.
- I really believe that this club will give me the best opportunity to continue my development.”
nordi mukiele fact file:
- Date of birth: 01.11.1997 (in Montreuil, France)
- Age: 20 Jahre
- Nationality: Frankreich
- Preferred foot: right
- Height: 185 cm
- Position: Centre/full back
- 01/2017 until 06/2018: HSC Montpellier
- 07/2015 until 01/2017: Stade Laval
- 2014 until 07/2015: Stade Laval B
- Ligue 1: 33 games | 1 assist | 2.791 minutes played
- Coupe de la Ligue: 4 games | 360 minutes played
- Coupe de France: 2 games | 170 minutes played
France U21s: 1 game | 90 minutes played