Leipzig to buy up to six new players

RB Leipzig have turned their attentions to strengthening their squad ahead of a season with Champions League football, after their goal to avoid relegation was achieved in some style.

Die Bullen, who are currently in second place on the Bundesliga standings, are guaranteed a top three finish with four games of the season to play.

Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl led his side to a 4-1 win over Hertha Berlin this weekend, and director of sport Ralf Rangnick has promised an influx of players to maintain those sorts of results next season.

He said: “At the start of the season, we just talked about being worry-free [from relegation].

“I am simply proud.

“When we play in the Champions League, we’ll have to strengthen the squad.

“Whether three or four new additions will be enough, I do not know. Perhaps we’ll need five or six and we need more quality across the board.”

Leipzig, who will be playing in the elite European competition for the first time next season, have played 32 league games this term, winning 20, drawing six and losing six.

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