RB Leipzig sign Brazilian teenager

RB Leipzig have agreed a deal to sign teenage left-back Luan Candido from Palmeiras on 1 July 2019.

The 18-year-old has signed a four-year deal at the Red Bull Arena until 30 June 2023. Both clubs have agreed not to disclose the details of the transfer.

Candido has signed from the Brazilian club’s Under-20s side and has gone on to represent his country at the same level, three times. RB Leipzig currently have another Brazilian Under-21 international in Matheus Cunha.

Whilst the teenager is predominantly a left-back he is equally adept down the wing too. He is a highly-rated youngster who had been linked with a number of top clubs around Europe.

Luan Candido is still yet to make a senior appearance for the Palmeiras side so one would imagine the Bundesliga outfit have signed him with a long-term view in mind.

Marcel Halstenberg has been outstanding at left-back for Ralf Rangnick’s side this season whilst Marcelo Saracchi has also seem time in that role so far this campaign.