Manchester United are often linked with signing players and this summer is and will be, no exception.
The Red Devils are a commercial juggernaut and consequently find their name attached to some of the sport’s biggest and best players, and one name who emerged as a candidate to sign for United this summer was RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Christopher Nkunku.
However, despite United losing four key midfielders in Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic, it looks like the Premier League giants will not be pursuing Nkunku – at least this year, anyway.
According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, the France international has decided to extend his contract with RB Leipzig until 2026.
Official and confirmed. Christopher Nkunku extends his contract with RB Leipzig until June 2026, deal now signed and sealed. 🚨🔒 #Leipzig
There’s a release clause included in the new deal for €60m. pic.twitter.com/mjZMyrs85s
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 23, 2022
Interestingly, although the Independent recently reported that the Bundesliga side would demand as much as £100m for Nkunku, the midfielder’s latest contract includes a release clause worth just half that figure.