RB Leipzig Lodge Strong Bid for Gifted Napoli Reserve

RB Leipzig have set their sights on Elijf Elmas, but Napoli don’t want to lose him despite the possible acquisitions of Gabri Veiga. The Bundesliga outfit put forth a sizeable bid but was quickly rebuffed.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the German side tendered €30M, but the North Macedonian international isn’t for sale. On the other hand, the situation needs monitoring. The midfielder hasn’t become a starter during his time in Campania and is tied to the Azzurri only until 2025.

RB Leipzig are expected to keep chasing after Elmas, hoping Napoli will change their stance. The Azzurri acquired him for €16.2M from Fenerbahce in 2019. He has appeared 174 times since, scoring 17 goals and providing 11 assists.

The 23-year-old has mostly had a rotational role so far. His minutes could decrease if the Partenopei finalized the acquisition of the Celta Vigo prodigy. A late sale can’t be completely ruled out, the publication informs. The extension talks haven’t had any traction.

Our Take on Napoli, Elmas, and RB Leipzig

Adding Veiga and perhaps a winger should Hirving Lozano leave would seem like a vote of no-confidence toward their talent. He was waiting in the wings to succeed Piotr Zielinski, but the Pole is likely staying, and they are in advanced talks for another option in his role. Handsomely cashing in on backups is a smart piece of business.

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