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