RB Leipzig have signed Naby Keita’s replacement, Kevin Kampl has arrived from Bayer Leverkusen on a four-year contract.
Kevin Kampl, 26, joins the Champions League club on a four-year deal for a reported basic transfer fee of €18 million.
Kampl had been linked with a transfer to Beijing Guoan earlier this summer, but the transfer did not materialise. He has featured in 53 Bundesliga games for Leverkusen, and a further 14 during his six months at Borussia Dortmund.
The transfer means a departure from Leipzig’s transfer strategy of only signing players up to the age of 24.