After almost returning to Ajax, the teenager is now settled with his new club – although he first had to search his incoming boss.
Brian Brobbey, the striker of RB Leipzig, has admitted that he had to look for the new coach Jesse Marsch online after he was confirmed as Julian Nagelsmann’s successor at the Bundesliga outfit.
The 19-year-old forward signed with Ajax at the club in March, but almost stepped back after the German heavyweights confirmed a change of coach before the new term.
However, Brobbey has now revealed that Marsch convinced him to hold the course, although the now-established teenager admitted that he had to study on the internet who his boss was before meeting him.
What was said?
“When it became clear that Jesse would become the new coach, I first looked on the internet!” Said Brobbey picture. ‘I wanted to know how he played and I saw his speech from the game with Salzburg in Liverpool.
‘It was a little strange to me because [Nagelsmann] said he remained. But I had a good conversation with Jesse and he is a very good coach. Now we talk almost every day. I’m glad I’m here. ‘
“I have to train hard every day and show myself to offer myself to the coach. Then he has to decide who to put up with. But I want to be important to the team. ‘
The bigger picture
Brobbey’s move from the Eredivisie to the east represents the latest step in the career of the Dutch youth star and comes against the backdrop of a domestic doubles match with Ajax.
He joins a Leipzig team that wants to put Nagelsmann’s exit to Bayern Munich behind them and continue under Marsch, as they strive to consolidate a position as title candidates abroad.
Brobbey may have a chance to impress against his old team before that time, but then Leipzig will face Ajax in the pre-season match at the end of July.