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RB Leipzig reach agreement in principle with Benjamin Henrichs

By Laura Brandt

Benjamin Henrichs is said to have agreed personal terms with RB Leipzig.

Benjamin Henrichs left Leverkusen to join Monaco in 2018.
Benjamin Henrichs left Leverkusen to join Monaco in 2018.Photo: Jörg Schüler/Bayer 04 Leverkusen

RB Leipzig have an agreement in principle with AS Monaco defender Benjamin Henrichs, who is keen on a return to Germany, according to Sky.

'Die Roten Bullen' are reportedly hoping to sign Henrichs on a loan deal with an option to buy, but are yet to find an agreement with Monaco, who want to recoup the €20 million fee they paid to land the full-back from Bayer Leverkusen in 2018.

Henrichs was already linked with a move to RB Leipzig in January and has admitted he would have liked to join the Bundesliga club before Monaco ruled out a winter move for him.

"[RB Leipzig coach] Julian Nagelsmann quickly convinced me of the overall concept and excited me with the way he spoke to me. It was a phone call that convinced me immediately. He presented his and RB's philosophy to me," Benjamin Henrichs said in an interview with Sport Bild in January and added:

"Nagelsmann is a young guy who knows how to talk to the players of my generation. It fit right from the first moment. I was already in contact with RB in the summer. But out of respect for Leipzig and especially Monaco, I don't want to go into details. The transfer didn't happen. Period."

The 23-year-old, whose contract with Monaco expires in 2023, has made 15 appearances this season.

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