By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

RB Leipzig agree deal to sign Elmas from Napoli, per report

The Athletic reports that Eljif Elmas will be joining RB Leipzig from SSC Napoli in January.

RB Leipzig have agreed a deal to sign Eljif Elmas from SSC Napoli, according to The Athletic.

The report claims that all parties have agreed on a deal that will see the 24-year-old move to the Red Bull Arena in January.

Leipzig will reportedly pay €24 million plus a further million in bonuses to sign the midfielder, who will sign a contract until 2028.

A versatile midfielder, Elmas will help fill the void left by the departure of Emil Forsberg to New York Red Bulls in January.

Elmas joined Napoli from Fenerbahce for €16 million in 2019 and has made 189 appearances for the Italian champions, scoring 19 goals and providing 11 assists.

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