Brian Brobbey will join RB Leipzig from Dutch record champions Ajax Amsterdam from July 1, 2021. The 19-year-old has signed a four-year deal until summer 2025.
His preferred position is as a centre forward, but he can be used anywhere across the attacking line.
Brobbey made his Ajax debut on October 31, 2020 in the Dutch 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 26 goals in 37 matches. He won the U-17 European Championship in both 2018 and 2019.
RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krösche said, “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.”
New signing Brian Brobbey added, “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.”