Bundesliga club RB Leipzig on Friday bought Belgian striker Lois Openda from French club Lens.

The Bundesliga team said on their website that the 23-year-old Belgium international had signed a five year contract and that “the transfer fee did not exceed the limits we had set for ourselves.”

Lens said it was a “record fee”, but did not specify which club it was a record for.

The 23-year-old joined Lens from Club Brugge for around 10 million euros last summer. He scored 21 goals, a club record in Ligue 1, as Lens finished second behind Paris Saint-Germain.

Openda replaces Frenchman Christopher Nkunku at Leipzig, who moved to Chelsea after finishing last season as joint-top scorer in the Bundesliga with 16 goals.

“RB Leipzig have a clearly defined and attacking-oriented style of play, which fits perfectly to me as a striker,”

Openda said on the Leipzig website.

Source: AFP

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