Defender heading for German Bundesliga

Benno Schmitz is leaving the Red Bulls a year before the end of his contract, and is to play in the German Bundesliga from next season for RB Leipzig.

The 21-year-old German played for FC Red Bull Salzburg for two seasons, winning two league and cup doubles, making a total of 60 competitive appearances.

Christoph Freund, head of football for FC Red Bull Salzburg says:

We would like to thank Benno for two very successful seasons with Red Bull Salzburg, both of which saw us win the Austrian double, and we wish him all the best for his future career.