For a long time, Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern were considered the hottest contenders for David Raum’s commitment. But RB Leipzig is said to be in pole position in the race for TSG Hoffenheim’s left-back.
According to Romano, Raum is in “advanced talks” with RB Leipzig. Negotiations are said to be on the home straight. It is said that enforcement is expected in the coming days. According to “Sport1”, the transfer fee for Raum should be less than 35 million euros.
In recent weeks, the national player has also been associated with FC Bayern and BVB. Dortmund in particular were considered to be very interested and should have the left-back as a potential successor to Raphael Guerreiro in mind.
“Bild” football boss Christian Falk also reported last Sunday that FC Bayern was specifically interested in the TSG Hoffenheim professional. The “kicker” also wanted to know about the Munich mind games. But as it now seems, RB Leipzig wins the poker for the defender.
Raum becomes a national player in Hoffenheim
Raum only moved from Greuther Fürth to Hoffenheim last summer. In the Kraichgau, the left-footed player immediately became a regular player and top performer and worked his way up to the national team thanks to his strong performances.
Hoffenheim’s director of professional football, Alexander Rosen, told “Sky” at the end of June that he saw Raum’s situation “totally relaxed”. “When a player comes out of the 2nd division on a free transfer and within a year becomes one of the best and most eye-catching players in the Bundesliga and German national team and is then linked to almost every big club, that’s an award for the work,” said Rosen about the TSG professional.
Raum is tied to the association until 2026.