As initially reported by BILD and confirmed by Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri, Lens striker Loïs Openda has reached an agreement on the terms of a five-year contract with RB Leipzig, with the German side now turning their attention towards striking a deal with the Ligue 1 runners-up.
The Belgian international finished as the Artois outfit’s top scorer in his first year with the club, contributing 21 goals in a campaign that has seen Franck Haise’s men challenge Paris Saint-Germain all the way for the title – finishing a solitary point behind the champions.
The negotiations with the Bundesliga side are said to be honing in on a transfer fee of around €30m for the former Club Brugge man, who had spent the last two seasons before his move to France on loan at Vitesse Arnhem. According to Fabrizio Romano, Leipzig are hoping to wrap up the transfer ahead of several Italian clubs, who are also interested in the forward.
GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin