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Leipzig Sign Hertha Youngster Lazar Samardzic

RB Leipzig continue their youth movement with the signing of 18-year-old Hertha Berlin midfielder Lazar Samardzic. The young German international has wowed scouts in his youth academy and will now be stepping up to be a part of the East German club's depth.

"Lazar Samardzic is one of the biggest German talents," said Sporting Director Markus Krosche. "Although a number of other European teams were interested in him, we were able to convince him to move to RB Leipzig. We believe Lazar can take the next step with us here."

The move is a typical one from Leipzig who have become a model organization for gathering youthful talent. Their track record also shows that those players make the field with one of the youngest sides in the Bundesliga and a high level of turnover to other teams throughout Europe. Players like Timo Werner made their Champions League debut with the club before making a big money move to England.

Samardzic joins at at time when the team will be looking for effective options in the midfield. The team will be competing on three fronts with the hopes of making a run at the Bundesliga title and dethroning Bayern Munic. Samardzic will more than likely see minutes both in the league as well as in the DFB Pokal which starts this weekend against Nurnberg. 

"The team has been playing attractive and attacking football for many years now," said Samardzic. "I'm looking forward to meeting the team and I will do everything I can to integrate myself quickly. I hope that we will have a lot of success together in the future."


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