Brian Brobbey will join RB Leipzig from Dutch record champions Ajax on 1 July 2021. The 19-year-old has signed a four-year deal until 2025.
His preferred position is as a centre forward, but he can be used anywhere across the attacking line.
He made his Ajax debut on 31 October 2020 in the Eredivisie, coming on in a 5-2 win against Fortuna Sittard. He made an instant impact, scoring to put Ajax 3-1 ahead. Brobbey has also gained experience on a European level, featuring in both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
A product of the famous Ajax academy, he has also progressed through all the ranks of the Netherlands youth national team, where he has scored 26goals in 37 matches. He won the U17 European Championship in both 2018 and 2019.
Markus Krösche, sporting director RB Leipzig:
- "As a young, very versatile and determined player, Brian Brobbey fits the profile of an RB Leipzig player very well. He has shown with Ajax that he can do it on the big stage in Europe. We’re delighted that Brian has opted to join us, as he had several offers from top clubs around Europe. We will enjoy having him in the coming season."
- "RB Leipzig is a great club and is playing an amazing season. Julian Nagelsmann is a young and very good coach, who I can learn a lot from. The team is stable and gives off a strong feeling of unity. I’m looking forward to joining the team and of course want to play my part in helping the club be so successful."
• Name: Brian Brobbey
• Date of birth: 1 February 2002 in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
• Age: 19
• Nationality: Netherlands
• Height: 1.80 metres
• Foot: right
• Position: Striker
- Until summer 2021: Ajax
- Youth: Ajax
- Eredivisie: 7 matches | 2 goals, 1 assist
- UEFA Champions League: 1 match
- UEFA Europa League: 3 matches | 2 goal | 1 assist
- UEFA Youth League: 8 matches | 5 goals