RB Leipzig Ready to Move for Brighton's Solly March

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Sep 30, 2020, 12:15 PM GMT+1
Solly March is a target for RB Leipzig
Solly March is a target for RB Leipzig | Alex Pantling/Getty Images

Exclusive - RB Leipzig are considering a move for Brighton and Hove Albion winger Solly Match, after his impressive start to the 2020/21 season.

March has been a regular fixture for the Seagulls ever since their promotion to the Premier League back in 2017. Last season, however, the 26-year-old only made 19 appearances in Graeme Potter's side as a result of fitness problems and shaky form.

March has bounced back this campaign, seriously impressing in a left-wing back role and a source has told 90min that his fine form has attracted the attention of RB Leipzig.

March grabbed a late goal against Manchester United recently
March grabbed a late goal against Manchester United recently | Pool/Getty Images

Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has shown a willingness to use wing backs in the past and the Englishman could also slot into midfield.

Die Roten Bullen have been tracking the player for some time and are now ready to make an offer ahead of the 5 October deadline.

Leipzig have been fairly active in the transfer market so far. They moved quickly to replace the departing Timo Werner, securing deals for Red Bull Salzburg front man Hee-chan Hwang and Crystal Palace flop Alexander Sorloth.

Nagelsmann's side have started the season fairly well, securing an opening day 3-0 victory over Mainz before securing a goalless draw away at Bayer Leverkusen.

Brighton are keen to keep hold of March
Brighton are keen to keep hold of March | Pool/Getty Images

Last season's Champions League semi-finalists are not the only side to have taken a look at March this window. West Ham enquired in the summer, while Everton, Wolves and Celtic have also taken a look. For now though, the only genuine interest comes from the Bundesliga side but time is running out to secure a deal.

90min understands that although Brighton had been willing to sell previously, they are now keen to keep March as the club and are preparing a contract offer. He has two years left to run on his current deal and had been considering his future, before his excellent beginning to the season.