The unfortunate chapter of RB Leipzig will soon come to an end for Brian Brobbey. The 19-year-old striker is about to return to his ex-club Ajax Amsterdam, loudly image the Dutchman has already said goodbye to his teammates in Leipzig.
Brobbey only moved from Ajax to the Saxons on a free transfer in the summer, but could not prevail there. Neither ex-coach Jesse Marsch nor his successor Domenico Tedesco trusted the U21 international. In the first half of the season he only played 252 competitive minutes for the grass ballers, but prepared three goals in this short time.
However, in the end, neither the club nor the player’s hopes were fulfilled. Even Brobbey’s advisor Mino Raiola, who usually wants to move his clients to larger and financially stronger clubs, made it clear in an interview that Brobbey should return to Ajax. Raiola was also self-critical.
“Of course I feel responsible for his situation, but I’m man enough to say that I think it is best if he goes back to Ajax now. My players make their own decisions,” he told the Dutch newspaper NRC.
Brobbey caused some resentment at Ajax last year with his decision not to renew his contract. But Raiola emphasizes that there were also some arguments for the change. “Look at Jude Bellingham, the greatest talent in England who now plays for Borussia Dortmund. Just like Haaland. Leaving young is not necessarily a bad thing,” he said.