Forsberg won’t follow Keita out of Leipzig – Rangnick

Ian Watson

RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick insists Emil Forsberg will not be leaving the club this summer.

The Sweden attacker caught the eye last season when he provided eight goals and 22 assists for the Bundesliga side.

Forsberg has failed to rediscover that form this season but he continues to be linked with the likes of Arsenal and AC Milan ahead of the summer transfer window.

But Leipzig are reluctant to lose any more star performers, with a deal for Naby Keita to join Liverpool already completed.

Rangnick says the club have no intention of losing any more top talent.

“In recent months, I’ve said many times we will keep all the top performers, apart from Naby Keita,” he told MDR.

“For me, Emil Forsberg is one of the top performers, so I don’t think for a second that Emil could leave the club. You can ask me 10 more times, but my answer will always be the same.

“If it’s up to me, Emil stays. And the club has supported me over the last six years. So, he’ll play here next year.”

Forsberg was sent off at the weekend, with suspension putting a premature end to his season. After the dismissal, he tweeted: