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Marsch praises new RB Leipzig signing Mohamed Simakan

By Rune Gjerulff

Mohamed Simakan has made a great impression at RB Leipzig following his switch from Strasbourg, according to head coach Jesse Marsch.

Mohamed Simakan (left) with now former RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krösche.
Mohamed Simakan (left) with now former RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krösche.Photo: Motivo/RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig coach Jesse Marsch has spoken highly of Mohamed Simakan, describing the young centre-back as a 'fast, very aggressive and very smart' player with a 'really good mentality'.


Simakan has been brought in from Strasbourg to help fill the gaps left by the departures of Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konaté, and Marsch believes the 21-year-old has the potential to follow in their footsteps.

"Honestly, the whole club has a very positive impression of 'Mo' after his first weeks," Marsch said in an interview with Kicker and added:

"I think he's a great guy. He asks the right questions, he always wants to learn on the pitch, he's very hardworking and has a really good mentality.

"He is fast, very aggressive and very smart football-wise. I think with his talent combined with his mentality, he has a lot of potential. He is a super fit for our playing style."


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