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Poulsen to Stay at Leipzig Thru 2024

RB Leipzig have rewarded their long-tenured striker Yussuf Poulsen with a contract extension that will see the Danish player stay with the club through the 2024 season. The 26-year-old has become the face of the Leipzig offense over the years despite the sparkling statistics of ex-teammate Timo Werner. Now, he looks to set himself apart as the team enters a pivotal seasons domestically and in the Champions League.

Poulsen joined Leipzig back when he was 19-years-old and the club was in the 3.Bundesliga. He impressed with 10 goals in his first season and did even better after the team was promoted to the 2.Bundesliga the following season. His efforts were rewarded in the 2016-17 season as he took the field for the club's first Bundesliga game and has since gone on to make over 100 appearances in Germany's top flight league.

This season, the cast of partners has changed. The departure of Werner leaves manager Julian Nagelsmann in need of the veteran striker. Younger players like Christopher Nkunku and new signing Hwang Hee-Chan will be looking to his leadership as the team hopes to challenge for the Bundesliga title. Locking Poulsen into a long-term deal, is the best way to calm the cast and also establish that the team will reward the dedication of players.

So far Poulsen has scored two goals this season. One came in the opening league game of the season, a header against Mainz. The other was in the DFB Pokal where the Danish striker led the team past lower division side Nurnberg and into the second round of the cup competition. Expectations are that he will be with the Danish national team this weekend as the UEFA Nations League continues against Iceland over the weekend.


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