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RB Leipzig commits Brazilian talent

Football Bundesliga RB Leipzig has secured the services of defender Luan Candido. The 18-year-old Brazilian comes to the new season of Palmeiras Sao Paulo and receives a contract in Leipzig up to 2023.

This was announced by coach and sports director Ralf Rangnick before the game against Hertha BSC on Saturday (18:30 clock) at a press conference. According to Hannes Wolf of Red Bull Salzburg, Candido is the second established entry for the summer.

The left-wing defender who plays for the U20 national team of Brazil signed the contract with the Saxons according to Rangnick on Wednesday. It had been known before that Leipzig and the player were largely in agreement. Several media had reported a replacement sum of up to ten million euros.

“We get a variable player. He has an optimal physical profile. I’m glad he chose us,”said Rangnick. Candido has not yet completed a match for the Palmeiras professional team.