Financial Report: RB Leipzig received €100 million capital injection last year despite growing income

8 June 2020

Photo: PA Images Without player sales, Leipzig would have recorded a significant loss last season.

Owner Red Bull provided the German club with a €100 million loan last season.

That was despite a revenue growth of almost €23 million, primarily stemming from the sale of Naby Keita to Liverpool.

Without player sales, however, Leipzig would have recorded a significant loss.

Emil Gjerding Nielson

RB Leipzig have revealed their financial results for the 2018/19 season, a year which marked another significant step forward for the Red Bull-owned club who managed to enter the Champions League for the second time through a third place Bundesliga finish.

The club's revenue grew by €22.8 million to €268 million (including player sales), thanks to the sale of Naby Keita to Liverpool for a reported fee of €60 million.

Total operating expenses amounted to €265.4 million, resulting in just a slight profit for the German side.

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