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Yussuf Poulsen wants to leave RB Leipzig

By Rune Gjerulff

RB Leipzig striker Yussuf Poulsen has handed in a transfer request, according to Sport Bild.

Yussuf Poulsen.
Yussuf Poulsen.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

Yussuf Poulsen wants to leave RB Leipzig at the end of the season, according to Sport Bild.

The German media outlet claims that the Danish international has asked the club for permission to look for a new employer.

England seems like the most probable destination for the striker, who has been linked with Newcastle, Everton and West Ham. He would cost at least €30 million this sommer, as per Sport Bild.

Having been an important player for Leipzig in the past seasons, Poulsen has slipped down the pecking order under Julian Nagelsmann, who has often preferred to use AS Roma Patrik Schick alongside Timo Werner up top.

Regardless of the fact that he has started just 10 out of 25 Bundesliga games this season, Poulsen is highly popular within the club, because he always works hard and has a big voice in the dressing room.

Nevertheless, it looks like the 25-year-old will leave Leipzig this summer as long as the price is right.

The striker joined Leipzig back in 2013 from Danish side Lyngby BK and is the club's all-time record appearance holder, having played a total of 248 games with 61 goals to his name.

Update: Yussuf Poulsen's agent, Poul-Erik Petersen, says there's "no truth" in the report from Sport Bild.

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