RB Leipzig is making another attempt to secure the services of Loïs Openda from RC Lens. After their initial offer was rejected, the Bundesliga club is determined to outbid the competition.
The ongoing saga surrounding Loïs Openda’s potential departure from RC Lens has captivated the club’s supporters. Despite RB Leipzig’s initial bid of 30 million euros, Lens remained resolute in their decision not to sell the talented Belgian striker.
Openda’s impressive performances this season, with 21 goals and 4 assists, have caught Leipzig’s attention, prompting them to consider increasing their offer.
Second Offer Looms: Increased Bid for Openda
According to reports from Sky Sport Germany, RB Leipzig is preparing a second offer for Loïs Openda. This time, they are reportedly willing to offer 30 million euros plus an additional 5 million euros in bonuses to RC Lens President Joseph Oughourlian.
The renewed proposal is expected to create uncertainty among the Lens hierarchy. The decision to sell Openda could impact their ambitions in the Champions League, but the substantial transfer fee would also provide funds for strengthening the squad.
Alternatives in Case of Openda’s Rejection
If RC Lens remains resolute in their stance on Loïs Openda, RB Leipzig has already identified alternative options. Two players under consideration are Marcus Thuram from Borussia Mönchengladbach and Folarin Balogun from Arsenal.
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Thuram’s contract is set to expire soon, making him an enticing prospect for Leipzig, especially with compatriot Christopher Nkunku already in their ranks. As for Balogun, the 21-year-old’s impressive performances in Ligue 1, along with his affordable price tag of 25 million euros, make him a viable alternative.
RB Leipzig’s pursuit of Loïs Openda continues as they prepare to make a second offer to RC Lens. The outcome of this transfer saga will have significant implications for both clubs. While Leipzig remains determined to secure Openda’s services, Lens faces the dilemma of balancing their ambitions in the Champions League with the potential financial gains from his sale.
In the meantime, RB Leipzig has identified Marcus Thuram and Folarin Balogun as alternative options should their pursuit of Openda prove unsuccessful.