Christopher Nkunku Signs New Contract, Manchester United and Arsenal Cry in the Corner

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RB Leipzig has announced Christopher Nkunku has signed a new contract, Thursday (23/6/2022). Manchester United ( MU ) and Arsenal were biting their fingers.

The 24-year-old has been in impressive form for his German club during the 2021/2022 season. He scored 35 goals and provided 19 assists in 50 appearances across all competitions.

In the Bundesliga, he scored 20 times and provided 14 assists in 33 appearances, while he scored seven goals and registered two assists in six Champions League appearances.

United have been linked with the Frenchman this summer.

Christopher Nkunku was selected as one of the best players in the 2021/22 Champions League group stage after showing his best performance with RB Liepzig. Despite failing to reach the knockout stages, Nkunku has managed to score 7 goals and 2 assists in 6 appearances. (AFP/Bruno Fahy)

However, Nkunku has agreed a two-year contract extension with his German club until 2026, and there is a release clause in the €60m (£51.6m) deal.

Manchester United under the control of new manager, Erik ten Hag will overhaul his squad to face next season. Including the front line of the Red Devils team, which really needed to bring in new players.

But, MU is very slow in the transfer market. Until now, no player has had a deal .

Loyal Paris Saint Germain (PSG) defender Presnel Kimpembe (left) and RB Leipzig midfielder Christopher Nkunku fell while fighting for the ball on matchday four of the Champions League group phase at Sheriff Stadium, Thursday morning WIB (4/11/2021). PSG had to settle for a 2-2 draw. (FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

It’s not surprising that Nkunku is the target of many clubs. My Nkun noticed it too. But, at this time, no decision has been made by the 24-year-old.

Yes, it makes me feel honored. But it’s also honorable to have a club like Leipzig who did everything to keep me,” Nkunku told Telefoot .

Nkunku proves his point. He extended his tenure at Leipzig.

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