National soccer player David Raum's move from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim to RB Leipzig is perfect. The 24-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the German cup winners, valid until June 30, 2027. "The club made a lot of effort to get me and the talks with coach Domenico Tedesco, the sporting director and managing director Oliver Mintzlaff got me quickly convinced that the move to Leipzig is absolutely the right one for me," said Raum in an RB message on Sunday. He could play in the Champions League with Leipzig and "develop perfectly here in an ideal environment," he said.
"David wrote a modern football fairy tale with us and of course we regret his departure from a sporting point of view," said Hoffenheim's professional football director Alexander Rosen. "It was clear to us from the start that we would only let such a player go at this point in time if our income from this transfer noticeably exceeded the amount guaranteed by a clause in the contract in the event of a change after the coming season would have been."
Neither club gave details of the transfer fee. Raum's contract with Hoffenheim ran until the end of June 2025. According to media reports, around 30 million are due. Space was recently also traded as an access at FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. In the summer window, he was part of the permanent national team staff of national coach Hansi Flick.
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