Nordi Mukiele becomes first new arrival of the summer

The 20-year-old defender has moved from French first division side HSC Montpellier | His contract will run for five years until 2023

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.”

nordi mukiele: 

  • “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

previous teams: 

  • 01/2017 until 06/2018: HSC Montpellier
  • 07/2015 until 01/2017: Stade Laval
  • 2014 until 07/2015: Stade Laval B

2017/18 statistics:

  • 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
  • Internationals:
    France U21s: 1 game | 90 minutes played


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