Mercato: Leipzig recruits a promising young goalkeeper for 2024

Belgium’s young goalkeeper Maarten Vandevordt (20) has signed a five-year deal with RB Leipzig. His contract will not take effect until 2024.

RB Leipzig grabs the bull by the horn. Concerned to ensure the future of the goalkeeper’s position, the German team has turned its eyes to Belgium international goalkeeper Maarten Vandevordt (20 years old). He signed up for five years in Saxony from 2024. Always satisfied with Peter Gulasi, current number one and “one of the best goalkeepers in Europe”, according to Vandevordt, Leipzig wanted to make a head start. Leipzig technical director Christopher Wivel said he was “delighted to secure a top-level transfer to such an important position as goalkeeper.”

For his part, the football manager, who is already a star in the game, said he was “happy” with his future transfer and “impatient” to join his new club. In the meantime, the Saint-Trund native will continue to make progress with his training club, Genk.

Youngest goalkeeper in the Champions League

Maarten Vandevoordt has a habit of going through stages quickly. As he prepares to join a major European team at only 20 years old, he has already played a total of 71 games with Genk and has been an undisputed starter since this season.

His biggest feat is his accuracy record in the Champions League. When he was only 17 years, 9 months and 10 days old, he became the youngest goalkeeper in history to compete in a match in the most prestigious competitions. He took this record from Belgian-Serbian goalkeeper Mile Swiller, who made his first appearance with Benfica in 2017 at the age of 18. Since this record, Vandewoordt has appeared in the Europa League six times, while at international level, he has four caps with the Belgian Hope team.

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