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RB Leipzig defender expected to leave for free next summer

By Rune Gjerulff

Kicker reports that RB Leipzig are no longer looking to extend Marcel Halstenberg's contract.

Marcel Halstenberg.
Marcel Halstenberg.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Marcel Halstenberg is expected to leave RB Leipzig on a free transfer at the end of the season, at which point his contract expires.

According to Kicker, RB Leipzig no longer want to extend the contract of the 29-year-old, who has been out injured for three months.

Halstenberg turned down a new deal in the spring and went on to flirt with a transfer to Borussia Dortmund.

Despite intensive talks between the parties, however, 'Die Schwarzgelben' ultimately didn't make an offer for the 29-year-old German international.

It remains to be seen whether Dortmund remain interested. At this point, the most important thing for Halstenberg is to get back to full fitness.

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