Brobbey is similar to Lukaku, says Nagelsmann

Sat 13 March 2021 | 9:37

The young striker will join RB Leipzig on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Brian Brobbey

made his debut for


in the current season but his time at the Dutch club will come to an end in the summer. The 19-year old has reached an agreement with

RB Leipzig

and he will join the Bundesliga club at the end of the season. In an interview ahead of his team’s match against

Eintracht Frankfurt

on Sunday,

Julian Nagelsmann

has compared Brobbey to

Romelu Lukaku


"It is always very tough for a player when you compare him to others as people start to grow expectations that are not good for a player at that age,"

Nagelsmann told reporters.

"In regards to his physique and the way he plays, he is similar to Romelu Lukaku. And we would be happy if he can manage to become a player with the same qualities. But to paint a picture for the fans, you can definitely say that he is similar to Lukaku. But it is a great wish of ours that he can develop himself in a similar way and that he will be able to become as important for European football [as Lukaku].

"If that will be the case, then our scouting department has made a great decision. We will cross our fingers for that to happen. But please don't start saying that he will play just like Lukaku, because this won't be the case."

Brobbey has appeared in 11 matches for Ajax this season and he has managed to score four goals for the Dutch giants.

source: SportMob