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Kicker Report:
Klostermann set to leave Leipzig after letting extension deadline pass

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

Germany's preeminent footballing publication reports that RB Leipzig defender Lukas Klostermann has let a club-imposed deadline to sign a contract-extension-offer lapse. 

The 22-times-capped international will, as a result, be free to negotiate a move to another club on a free transfer after the season as soon as the transfer window opens. 
Lukas Klostermann.
Lukas Klostermann.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche
German national team defender Lukas Klostermann has reportedly let a RB-Leipzig imposed deadline to sign his contract extension pass. This is reported by German journalist Oliver Hartmann of Germany's Kicker Magazine. Hartmann writes that Klostermann wishes to depart Leipzig on a free after the season. The 27-year-old can begin negotiations to join another club as soon as the transfer window opens in a few short hours.

It might still be the case that Leipzig will compel their long-time mainstay to remain with the club over the course of the next month, but Klostermann's refusal to adhere to the deadline strongly suggests that the German international no longer wishes to stay. Leipzig could also negotiate a January sale to another club should the player be open to making a move right away.

Klostermann has appeared in 21 of Leipzig's 25 competitive fixtures thus far this season. The versatile defender has featured in Marco Rose's starting XI 12 times. He has made over 200 competitive appearances for the German Red Bulls since heading to Saxony from VfL Bochum in 2014. Klostermann departed Bochum on a free as well after declining to sign an extension.

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