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Four players who could leave RB Leipzig in January

By Rune Gjerulff

RB Leipzig might be looking to offload four players when the transfer window opens in January.

Matheus Cunha (left) and Marcelo Saracchi (right).
Matheus Cunha (left) and Marcelo Saracchi (right).Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

Marcelo Saracchi, Luan Candido, Stefan Ilsanker and Matheus Cunha could all be departing RB Leipzig in the winter, according to Bild.


"We will sit down with those, who wants more playing time, and see if that's possible with us," RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krösche recently said.

Saracchi and Candido have struggled to get regular playing time this season, and their situation probably won't get any easier in the near future, with Benjamin Henrichs expected to be brought in from AS Monaco in January.

Saracchi, 21, has reportedly attracted interest from Galatasaray while Candido, 18, has been linked with loan move to the club's Austrian feeder side FC Liefering.

Stefan Ilsanker has actually played regularly in recent weeks, but will struggle to keep his spot in the starting eleven when Willi Orban and Ibrahima Konaté make their return from injury in January.

Finally, 'Die Roten Bullen' might cash in on Matheus Cunha who is yet to make his breakthrough at Red Bull Arena following his move from FC Sion in 2018.


The 20-year-old, who was linked with Sevilla last summer, has showed glimpses of potential, but is considered too inconsistent.

Cunha has made just two starts under RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann so far and will find it even harder to make his way into the starting eleven if the club manage to bring in Erling Haaland from RB Salzburg.


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