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Manchester United ponder turning to RB Leipzig goalscorer Christopher Nkunku

Manchester United are said to be keeping an eye on RB Leipzig attacker Christopher Nkunku.

The versatile attacker has been in great form this season, with Sky Germany (via Sport Witness) reporting that United are showing an interest in the Leipzig man, along with Man City and his former club Paris-Saint Germain.

The German publication claims that the 24-year-old’s current deal doesn’t include a release clause, meaning it could take €55 million (£45.7m) to prize the French star away from Leipzig.

So far this season, Nkunku has 38 goal contributions in 36 games across all competitions (25G, 13A), so it’s a big surprise to see that he is still waiting on his first France cap under manager Didier Deschamps. It’s been his best season since his move from PSG in 2019.

Stats via @EuropaLeague

However, Nkunku can play in a range of attacking positions but the final decision should come from whoever United appoint as manager at the end of the season. It may depend on Paul Pogba’s future with Nkunku’s French colleague likely to leave Old Trafford on a free transfer.

Nkunku continued his remarkable form on Wednesday night when he started alongside Andre Silva up front in Leipzig’s DFB-Pokal quarter-final clash against Hannover. He starred in the 4-0 win, scoring twice to book a place in the semi-finals, as they hunt for their first ever German cup victory.

It may make sense to sell Anthony Martial and use that money to get Nkunku as a solid replacement.

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2 responses to “Manchester United ponder turning to RB Leipzig goalscorer Christopher Nkunku”

  1. Abura Richardson says:

    Why always talking of selling Anthony Martial, is it because he’s a non British player? Marcus Rashford is completely doing nothing and you people can’t talk about selling him yet Anthony Martial is far far much better than him! Let’s stop favouring British players if we want Manchester United to get back to where they belong. You hear them talking about Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, etc yet they are all average players and we are all aware that we don’t have great midfielders within Great Britain. Let’s think beyond and get good players……..Maguire and Rashford are not the types of players who can take the club somewhere……..We have the like of Frank Kessie, Antony, Rabiot, Savic, etc and we are are over talking the average Rice, Phillips, Rashford, etc, ahahahah

    • Hi Abura, thanks for your comment.

      Anthony Martial is currently on loan at Sevilla – after making it crystal clear that he no longer wants to play for Manchester United.

      Marcus Rashford, on the other hand, is going through a tough period but I wouldn’t be as dismissive as you when it comes to the player. I still think he can find form and get back to his best for United.

      The difference with Martial is that he doesn’t want to be at the club anymore.

      Declan Rice would be a screwed signing. Rabiot hasn’t pulled tree up at Juventus and Savic was a nightmare during his stint in England. Your suggestions don’t really add up I’m afraid.

      Plus, as the author of the article, I’m not British. There is no bias here.