Our second signing for the new season! Benjamin Henrichs has joined RB Leipzig on loan from French side AS Monaco. The 23-year-old has signed a one-year loan deal, and Leipzig have the option to buy him in 2021.
Benjamin came through Bayer 04 Leverkusen's academy and signed his first professional contract in April 2015. Overall, he played 76 times for the Werkself. He joined Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in 2018 on a five-year deal. He featured 44 times for the French team.
The right back will wear number 39 for the Bulls, and he can also play anywhere across the back four.
He made his Germany debut on 11th November 2016 in an 8-0 win over San Marino. He has won three caps in total, and featured in Germany's 2017 Confederations Cup victory.
Benjamin won the gold Fritz-Walter-Medal for the U19s age-group in 2016.
He will be not eligible to play in the UEFA Champions League tournament in August.
Welcome to Leipzig, Benjamin!
- "We have wanted to sign Benjamin Henrichs for a long time now, so we're happy that he will be playing for RB Leipzig next season. Despite being just 23, he has a lot of expierence, both domestically and internationally. His versatility in defence will give us more tactical options too."
- "I'm happy to be back in Germany after two interesting years in France. RB Leipzig are one of the most exciting clubs in Germany and even Europe and they have qualified for the Champions League again with a young side. The club is very ambitious and they have a clear way of playing football, which impressed me when I was playing for Leverkusen. After the French season was cancelled, I can't wait to get going after such a long break."
Name: Benjamin Henrichs
Date of birth: 23rd February 1997 in Bocholt (Germany)
Preferred foot: right
Position: right back
from 07/2020: RB Leipzig
08/2018 until 07/2020: AS Monaco
07/2015 until 08/2018: Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Youth sides: Bayer 04 Leverkusen, SpVg Porz
Ligue 1: 35 games | 1 goal | 3 assists
Bundesliga: 62 games | 4 assists
DFB-Pokal: 6 games
UEFA Champions League: 11 games | 1 assist