Germany's main sporting tabloid reports that RB Leipzig and 1. FC Köln have concluded negotiations for the transfer of Germany U21 international Eric Martel.
Martel has made just seven Bundesliga appearances for Leipzig's senior side. The German U21 international did gain extensive playing experience out on loan at Austria Wien last year. During his loan stint he demonstrated an aptitude for playing in defensive midfield. Köln certainly need a reinforcement at that position following Salih Özcan's departure. Whether die Gießböcke have further plans to shore up at six remains to be seen.