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Kicker Report:
Leipzig line up Forsberg replacement

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

Germany's preeminent footballing publication reports that RB Leipzig are eyeing up Spanish international Bryan Zaragoza Martínez as a potential replacement for Emil Forsberg.
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With attacker Emil Forsberg seemingly poised for a winter switch to RB Leipzig's New York sister club this January, the German Red Bulls reportedly have a specific replacement in mind. Journalist Oliver Hartmann of Germany's Kicker Magazine reports that FC Granada talent Bryan Zaragoza Martínez is in the club's sights.

The 22-year-old winger has already been capped once for Spain at senior level. Zaragoza's current La Liga campaign (five goals in 13 matches) has pumped the youngster's estimated market worth up to €8 million in the latest transfermarkt listings. Hartmann reports that Zaragoza can be obtained via a €14 million release clause in his current contract.

A play for Zaragoza would make perfect sense for the German club. As a buttressing support attacker capable of playing on either side, the Malaga-native could potentially work alongside fellow Spaniard Dani Elmo on the second axis in Marco Rose's 4-2-2-2 system. Hartmann does note that Leipzig will have to compete with several other clubs for Zaragoza's services.

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