Mohamed Simakan joins RB Leipzig

The 20-year-old central defender joins on 1st July 2021 from French Ligue 1 side RC Strasbourg | The Frenchman joins on a five-year contract until summer 2026 and will wear the number 2 shirt.


Mohamed Simakan will join RB Leipzig from RC Strasbourg on 1st July 2021, signing a five-year contract. The 20-year-old will wear the number 2 shirt for Die Roten Bullen.

Simakan joined Strasbourg’s academy in 2018 and made rose through the U19 and U23 into the first team of the French side. He has since established himself in the France U20s squad (two appearances) and – despite his young age – has developed into an important player for RSC, making 44 competitive appearances (1 goals, 1 assist).

The defender has been out of action since January following arthroscopic surgery in his right knee.


Markus Krösche
Sporting Director RB Leipzig:

  •  "Mohamed Simakan is a robust, dynamic and versatile defender. He can play in central defence or at full back. At 20, Mohamed is still young and capable of developing. He has already had two seasons as a key player in Strasbourg, also picking up experience in the Europa League. We’re pleased that he has chosen to join us, despite interest from other clubs."


New signing
Mohamed Simakan:

  • "I chose to join RB Leipzig because I think the club is best for my career. Here, I can continue developing in the best possible way, where I will be challenged every day. I’m looking forward to the Bundesliga, to Leipzig and to meeting my teammates and fans. I spoke to a few players already while I was making my mind up and they only had good things to say. I want to integrate as quickly as possible and play my part in helping the club achieve it’s big goals."




  • Date of Birth: 3rd May 2000 in Marseille (France)
  • Age: 20 
  • Nationality: French
  • Strong foot: right
  • Height: 1.87m
  • Position: Central defender
  • Shirt number: 2


Career stats:


  • Ligue 1: 38 matches | 1 goal | 1 assist
  • Coupe de France: 1 match
  • UEFA Europa League (qualification): 5 matches


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