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National player Henrichs extends his contract with RB Leipzig

Leipzig's Benjamin Henrichs reacts on the pitch / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa
Leipzig's Benjamin Henrichs reacts on the pitch / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Benjamin Henrichs has been at RB Leipzig since 2020, and now it will be a few more years. The defender and club have agreed to extend his contract.

National team player Benjamin Henrichs is staying at RB Leipzig. The Bundesliga club reached an agreement with the full-back on an early extension to his contract, which originally ran until 2025. This was confirmed by coach Marco Rose on Friday. "We are delighted about this. Benni is an important factor. He is a German international and is going to the European Championship, which we are very happy about," said Rose. The 27-year-old's new contract is set to run until 2028.

Rouven Schröder had recently given Henrichs a deadline of the end of this week to make a decision after weeks of negotiations. In the event of a refusal, Henrichs would have been sold and Leipzig have Lutsharel Geertruida from Feyenoord Rotterdam on their list as a replacement. The transfer of the Dutchman, in whom they were already interested last summer, could still be realized in the event of Mohamed Simakan's departure. Arsenal FC are interested in the Frenchman.

Henrichs has been at Leipzig since July 2020. The 14-time international was initially only loaned out by AS Monaco before signing permanently for €15 million. However, Henrichs only became an undisputed regular last season. "He is versatile," said Rose. "We all know that he's a good full-back. He still has room for improvement in terms of his rate and his attacking flanks. Despite his age, he can still develop."

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