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Name Markus Krosche
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Ethnic German
Job RB Leipzig’s Sporting Director
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Club as Coach RB Leipzig [Sporting Director]
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2019 07 22 Retrieve

[Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche said Wales international Ethan Ampadu’s versatility will make him a valuable addition to Julian Nagelsmann’s side ahead of the 2019-20 campaign] We are very pleased to have signed Ethan Ampadu for a one-year loan. He is 18 but already has international experience and can play both in the defence and in the defensive midfield. Despite many English offers, Ethan has decided to join us, and we now have another top talent in our ranks that is versatile enough to give our squad even more variation

2019 07 25 Retrieve

[Ademola Lookman says Everton’s loss is RasenBallsport Leipzig’s gain] Ademola was absolutely convincing during his six-month loan and he will now integrate again quickly and certainly enrich our attacking game even further with his abilities

2019 07 25b Retrieve

[Lookman leaves Everton for RB Leipzig in £22m deal] We are very pleased as we have worked hard to get Ademola Lookman. It was a long process altogether, mainly because we would have liked to have him come last summer. But we have been persistent and that has now paid off. Ademola was absolutely convincing during his six-month loan and he will now integrate again quickly and certainly enrich our attacking game even further with his abilities

2019 08 19 Retrieve

[Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche hinted that Timo Werner’s future could be decided one way or another before the transfer deadline at the end of this month] There’s nothing to say about this. He’s with us - we’ve been saying the same thing for weeks because that is the case. There’s definitely going to be a decision in the coming days, Timo Werner and his advisor want that too. That’s Timo’s decision, we did everything as a club and we gave him all the appreciation we can give as a club. He’s a player in this squad, and we’ve seen today [vs Union Berlin] how much he can help us achieve our goals

2019 08 25 Retrieve

[Timo Werner has dispelled speculation over his future with RB Leipzig by signing a new deal with the Bundesliga club] There’s nothing to say about [the transfer talk]. He’s with us - we’ve been saying the same thing for weeks because that is the case. There’s definitely going to be a decision in the coming days, Timo Werner and his advisor want that too. That’s Timo’s decision, we did everything as a club and we gave him all the appreciation we can give as a club. He’s a player in this squad, and we’ve seen today [vs Union Berlin] how much he can help us achieve our goals

2019 11 20 Retrieve

[RB Leipzig sporting director drops big hint he wants to sign Man Utd target Haaland] Erling Braut Haaland is a very good player. Both in the league and in the Champions League, he does an exceptionally good job. Of course, we are already looking around for the summer

2020 01 01 Retrieve

[Leipzig director lifts lid on failed Haaland negotiations] For us, Haaland was a very interesting alternative - especially for the summer. But the player absolutely wanted to change now. And that’s where our situation is simply different. His agent Mino Raiola called me and said that Erling has decided to join another club

There is basically much more to it than just the transfer fee. There is the salary, signing fee, fees for the consultant and clauses on top of it

[When asked if Haaland would be playing regularly if he had joined Leipzig] No, with us there is no playing guarantee for any player! We have strong competition with Timo Werner, Yussi Poulsen, Matheus Cunha and Patrik Schick. Haaland would have fought for a place in the team with them. Other clubs may have more of a demand for players up front, so it’s easier to slide right in.

2020 01 25 Retrieve

[Dani Olmo joins RB Leipzig for reported €20m fee plus bonuses] We are very pleased that despite many offers from other renowned clubs, we were able to convince Dani Olmo that we’re the right club for him to take the best possible next step. He’s a fantastic player who’s technically very dangerous and has outstanding qualities in possession of the ball. He will give us more options in attacking areas and at 21 is far from the end of his development

2020 03 23 Retrieve

[Liverpool target Werner may stay at RB Leipzig amid coronavirus chaos] It is clear that Timo has attracted interest from other clubs for his great performances with his goals and assists. England has the same problems as we do. The crisis affects not just one league, it has a global impact, and we cannot say whether things will be the same in six months

Everything is possible. We do not know how the transfer market is developing. We are looking into a very foggy glass ball. We do not know what our resources are and what the other clubs have in terms of opportunities

[Leipzig had wanted to make loan signings Angelino from Manchester City, and Roma forward Patrick Schick, permanent, but the current situation makes any deals uncertain] As of today, I definitely cannot confirm these clauses. That’s the way it is! We don’t know how certain things develop. In four or five weeks we might have more leeway.

2020 04 01 Retrieve

[Uncertain situation brought about by Covid-19] We do not know how the transfer market is developing. We are looking into a very foggy glass ball. We do not know what our resources are and what the other clubs have in terms of opportunities

2020 04 06 Retrieve

[Markus Krosche warns Dayot Upamecano that he needs to think carefully before taking another leap forward in his career] This is a far-reaching decision for a player. He should take his time with that. He has to be clear about exactly what he is going to do, how he sees his future. Maybe that has changed a bit as a result of the new situation [coronavirus]

2020 04 24 Retrieve

[Krosche expects the global Covid-19 crisis to have an impact on the upcoming transfer window] It will be a different transfer market. It will depend on whether leagues and the European competitions can be played to the end, because that means a lot of income

[Leipzig have moves of their own to make, with Krosche hinting at talks with Roma over the renegotiation of the €29m fee to sign Patrik Schick on a permanent basis] Patrik feels very comfortable with us and I can imagine him staying. The option has not changed at the moment, but maybe in the next few weeks [it will]. All clubs have to deal with the crisis

2020 05 08 Retrieve

[Bayern and Dortmund target Klostermann signs new RB Leipzig deal] Lukas is one of our absolute top performers and despite being only 23 years old he is also a very experienced player who has made incredible leaps in his development with us so far. We are very pleased we have now extended his contract until 2024. He is versatile in defence and gives us a lot of options. Lukas is very important to us and we are convinced that he will increase his value and importance for us and especially for the team

2020 05 19 Retrieve

[Leipzig were set for a summer of upheaval with Timo Werner among those likely to leave but many moves have been thrown into doubt amid the financial implications of the coronavirus] For Schick and Angelino we want to find a solution. We won’t be able to pay the sums in the contracts

2020 05 22 Retrieve

[Red Bull sporting director Markus Krosche on Milot Rashica] Milot is interesting. But there are many other interesting players. We are, of course, always concerned with our future squad. But that’s still far away - our focus is on the resumption of the league. Afterwards, we’ll see what opportunities we have, so we can deal with the topic in more concrete terms

2020 05 24 Retrieve

[RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann says Timo Werner has become all the more unpredictable for defences] Today we have created a lot of opportunities again and this time we turned them into goals - we can be satisfied with that. Overall, it was a very good game