Klinsmann Wastes No Time Bringing In Reinforcements
Jurgen Klinsmann has wasted no time bringing in players to bolster his squad for the upcoming season. Even though RB Leipzig have spent huge for a 2nd Bundesliga team already this transfer window, Klinsmann still felt that need to bring in more players to really make a push at the 2nd Bundesliga title or at least a promotion spot into the Bundesliga and all of the fame and riches that come along with it. The first of the signings is goalkeeper Phillip Tschauner, the 28 year old German shot stopped was previously at St. Pauli, it took $625k to lure him away from the club he had over 100 appearances for over three seasons he was with St. Pauli. The second of their signings is Norwegian right winger, 22 year old Yann-Erik de Lanlay from Norway Premier league outfit Viking. He made 125 senior appearances for Viking over the five seasons playing for them, making his debut at 17 years old, RB Leipzig had to pay 115k for his presence. The last of their signings is German central midfielder, 32 year old Christian Tiffert on a free transfer. He was with Bochum last year and made 24 appearances for the 2nd Bundesliga side.
Phillip Tschauner has been transferred from St. Pauli for a fee of 675k. He signed a two year deal with the club. After over 100 impressive appearances for St. Pauli, Leipzig decided to pull triggers and bring in the German keeper who has plenty of experience to take on the starting goalkeeper role on the team. Tschauner showed great potential in his youth when he made a Bundesliga appearance with Nurnburg back in 2006 when he was 20 years of age, he also played a game for the German Under 21 squad but unfortunately something didn’t click for the young German keeper then he was transferred to 1860 Munchen in 2006 where he made 54 appearances with 14 clean sheets. In 2011 he transferred to St. Pauli for free, he went on to make 109 appearances for St. Pauli getting 27 clean sheets along the way. The highlight of his career so far is back in 2013, his team was down 2-1 to Paderborn in the 90th minute when he ran up for the corner kick which he ended up scoring the game tying goal for St. Pauli to get them the point. Tschauner is expected to be the starting goalkeeper at Leipzig for the upcoming season but who knows what the future will hold for Tschauner.
RasenBallsport Leipzig have secured the signature of Norwegian international Yann-Erik de Lanlay from Norway Premier League club Viking for $115k. The young right winger from Norway had played his entire senior career with Viking. He made his senior squad debut October 17, 2010 against Odd Greenland. He made 10 caps with the Norway Under 21 squad scoring one goal and then was called up to play with the Norway Senior Squad, he made his debut against South Africa coming on as a substitute at halftime. He has gone on to make four more caps for Norway also scoring one goal for them against Moldova in a friendly earlier this year. De Lanlay has played consistently since the 2011 season, he scored his first goal for the club against Fredrikstad FK and he went onto make 125 appearances and notching 16 goals during his time at the club. With a lack of depth at the right wing position due to the that Leipzig have loaned out Marcel Sabitzer and Massimo Bruno for the rest of the season, de Lanlay will make a big impact on the and will be expected to have a big role for the upcoming season.
Yann-Erik de Lanlay
The third signing so far for RB Leipzig is 32 year old free agent Christian Tiffert. The German midfielder has been around the block playing for eight different clubs over the span of his senior career (Tennis Borussia Berlin, Stuttgart, RB Salzburg, Duisburg, Kaiserslautern, Seattle Sounder, Bochum and now RB Leipzig). His most successful spell was with Stuttgart making 136 appearances for Die Roten in the seven years he was with the club. He has played for two clubs outside of Germany for two clubs which only lasted one season at each club (RB Salzburg and Seattle Sounders) they can both be deemed as disappointing as he only made a combined 30 appearances outside of his home nation Germany, even though he was with Salzburg when they won the Austrian Bundesliga. He also showed potential at a young age playing for the German Under 18, 20, 21 teams making a total of 28 caps combined, he scored two goals and was apart of the German squad that finished third at the UEFA U-18 Championship. Tiffert isn’t expected to make a big impact at the club but the experience and depth that he will bring to squad could pay dividends in the end for the Leipzig based club.