RB Leipzig have no plans of letting Emil Forsberg go, says sporting director Markus Krösche.
|Emil Forsberg.||Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche|
RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krösche wants to hold on to Emil Forsberg beyond the summer.
Having struggled to nail down a regular starting spot under Julian Nagelsmann in the 2019/20 season, the 28-year-old has been linked with a move away from the club. But Krösche underlines that Forsberg remains an important player for RB Leipzig.
"We're fully counting on Emil to be here next season," Krösche said in an interview with Bild and continued:
"Emil is an excellent footballer and will definitely help us. Especially since we feel that we will have a game every three days in the coming season. He plays a big role in our planning."
At the end of April, Forsberg insisted he wasn't thinking about a move away from Red Bull Arena.
"I still have two years left of my contract. We're playing a great season, getting better and better. At the moment, there is no reason to think about anything else," he told Bild.
Forsberg has played for RB Leipzig since January 2015, making 172 appearances with 38 goals and 50 assists to his name.