RB Leipzig have secured the services of 21-year-old Nicolas Seiwald ahead of the 2023/24 season. The Austria international joins the reigning DFB-Pokal champions on a five-year deal running until 2028.
The midfielder has come up through the ranks at perennial champions Salzburg, from the U9s to the first team. He made his professional debut in November 2020 and has made 95 competitive appearances for the club (3 goals, 14 assists), including 16 games in the UEFA Champions League.
Seiwald made his debut for Austria at youth level in 2015 (22 games), picked up his first cap for the senior side in October 2021 (10 caps).
Nicolas Seiwald will officially join RB Leipzig ahead of the 2023/24 season. Until then, we wish Nicolas all the best for a successful campaign with Salzburg!
“We are extremely pleased to be able to welcome Nicolas Seiwald to Leipzig this summer. Nici is a tough-tackling, box-to-box player who has undergone a tremendous development in the last few years. Despite being just 21 years old, he has already been able to amass plenty of experience at the senior level and been able to prove himself at the highest level in the Champions League.”
“I have spent the entirety of my career so far at Salzburg, starting in their U9 team. The last 13 years in Salzburg have been fantastic. I will enjoy each and every day I have left here and give it my all until the end of the season. My aim is to leave Salzburg as an Austrian champion. After that, I’m really looking forward to a new challenge at a fantastic club. It will be an important step in my career, and I’m very much looking forward to it.”
- Name: Nicolas Seiwald
- Date of birth: 4th May 2001 in Kuchl (Austria)
- Age: 21
- Nationality: Austria
- Foot: Right
- Height: 1.79m
- Position: Midfield
- UEFA Champions League (incl. qualifiers): 16 games | 1 goal | 1 assist
- UEFA Europa League: 2 games
- Bundesliga (Austria): 65 games | 1 goal | 12 assists
- Austrian Cup: 12 games | 1 goal | 1 assist
- Austria: 10 caps
- Youth sides: 22 games | 3 goals