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Kicker Report: Leipzig can ultimately pocket €25 million from Nagelsmann move

By Peter Vice

In an article appearing in the Monday print edition of German footballing magazine Kicker, some purported new details about the "transfer fee" FC Bayern München paid to RB Leipzig for head-coach Julian Nagelsmann are revealed. 

Julian Nagelsmann.
Julian Nagelsmann.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

There have been some discrepancies in the reports on the amount Germany's record champions paid their nearest competitors in order to secure the services of their current head-coach. As matters progressed quickly last spring, German broadcaster Sport1 initially reported that Nagelsmann would undoubtably be the most expensive trainer in the history of the sport at €20 million.


Since then, several sources have conveyed that this was not in fact the case. Many reputable journalists within the Bundesrepublik noted that the FCB paid slightly less than €15 million for Nagelsmann. This would make the 33-year-old trainer the second most expensive coaching reel-in. Real Madrid paid Inter Milabn over €16 million for Jose Mourinho in 2010.

According to Kicker, there is an additional bonus of €10 million if Bayern win the double (league and cup) twice in the next five years. This is not an inconceivable scenario at all, as the FCB have accomplished this feat five times in the last ten years.

During Nagelsmann's trip back to Leipzig over the weekend, there were some jeers and whistles heard from the 34,000 capacity crowd at the Red Bull Arena.

"That's to be expected," Nagelsmann told the Sky microphones afterwards, "emotions are part of football. It's normal."


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