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Angelino Remains at Leipzig on Loan

RB Leipzig had to settle with Manchester City with regards to wingback Angelino, keeping him on for an additional season on loan. The move comes after reports that Leipzig were nearing a deal to keep the Spaniard permanently. Despite the loan agreement, Leipzig will have the ability to buy the player for the four years at the end of the of season.

"Angel hasn't needed much time to settle in with us," said Head of Sport Markus Krosche. "He's understood our brand of football from the start. He did very well in the round and also helped us achieve our goals in the Champions League. He's made a great impact with us."

Angelino joined on loan from Manchester City last season and had an uphill climb with then new manager Julian Nagelsmann. Lower in the depth chart, the Spaniard had to prove himself but quickly did so and made himself indispensable by the end of the campaign. In total the 23-year-old made 17 appearances for Leipzig and scored one goal over that time.

He will fall into a loaded back line next season that will still include Lukas Klostermann and Marcel Halstenberg. Although, Nagelsmann has shown a willingness to play with a three-man back line, giving Angelino the chance to move up the field in more offensive role. Should that continue, he could be expected to be a major part of Leipzig's Bundesliga campaign.

"My first six-months with Leipzig have been amazing," said Angelino. "I got lots of game time straight away and I really like the coach and the team's approach. We also had a really successful Bundesliga and Champions League campaign. I'm very much looking forward to the future and lots more success."


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