Man United and Chelsea FAIL of their bid to signal RB Leipzig hotshot Christopher Nkunku, with the Bundesliga Participant of the Season signing a brand new contract… nevertheless it DOES have a £51.6m launch clause that’s energetic subsequent summer time
- Christopher Nkunku scored 20 targets in 34 Bundesliga video games final season
- It was the primary time the 24-year-old striker’s scoring tally handed double figures
- The striker’s two-year extension with RB Leipzig was introduced in a tweet in the present day
- Each Manchester United and Chelsea had been stated to have an interest in signing him
RB Leipzig striker Christopher Nkunku might be staying on the membership after signing a two yr deal.
They might have an opportunity to signal the participant subsequent yr although, with Buli Information reporting a £51.6m launch clause within the participant’s contract that may be activated from Summer time 2023.
Christopher Nkunku had a breakthrough season final yr with 20 league targets in 34 video games
Leipzig introduced the deal in a tweet that learn: ‘Christo is staying! RB Leipzig and Christopher Nkunku have agreed on a two-year contract extension till 2026’.
It had been a gradual rise for the striker who moved to Leipzig in 2019 following restricted alternatives at PSG.
He predominantly impressed as a artistic participant in his first season in Germany, bagging 15 assists in his first Bundesliga marketing campaign however solely 5 targets.
Nkunku loved his greatest season thus far in 2021/2, scoring 20 targets in 34 Bundesliga appearances. He had by no means beforehand handed double figures in a season.
He additionally scored 11 targets in 12 European appearances as Leipzig reached the Europa League semi finals, to not point out a objective within the German Cup last because the membership gained it for the primary time.
The striker’s type even earned him a global call-up in March, with the Frenchman selecting up six caps since then.
Each Manchester United and Chelsea had been linked with signing Nkunku
In a press release launched by the membership in the present day, Nkunku stated: ‘I am happy to proceed carrying the RB Leipzig shirt.
‘After our nice achievement in successful the DFB-Pokal, it remained clear that my story right here is not over but.’
‘RB Leipzig have made a reputation for themselves on the worldwide stage lately and have proven again and again that we will compete for titles. We need to construct on that going ahead and go one step additional.’