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L'Equipe Report: Leipzig prepared to spend €20-25 million for Angers teenager

By Peter Vice

France's preeminent sporting publication reports that negotiations were conducted in Paris yesterday between RB Leipzig and SCO Angers for the possible transfer of 17-year-old forward Mohamed Ali-Cho.

Oliver Mintzlaff.
Oliver Mintzlaff.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

According to L'Equipe, Germany's Red Bull affiliate is prepared to fork over a hefty sum for the services of former Everton and PSG youth academy product Mohamed Ali-Cho. The 17-year-old France U21 international has scored two goals in his debut Ligue 1 season, pushing his estimated market value up above €12 million. 

The French publication reports that RB Leipzig are willing to pay a significantly higher sum, possibly in the €20 to €25 million range. This would place Ali-Cho's fee close to the range Angers sold Jeff Reine-Adélaïde for in 2018. 

Leipzig have cracked the €20 million transfer four times in the past two years. Dominik Szoboszlai, André Silva, Dani Olmo, and Alexander Sørloth were all acquired for €20 million or above. The German Red Bulls also paid €16 million for Barça youth Ilaix Moriba this past autumn.

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