RB Leipzig announce Christopher Nkunku will be staying at the club

Man United and Chelsea FAIL in their bid to sign RB Leipzig hotshot Christopher Nkunku, with the Bundesliga Player of the Season signing a new contract… but it DOES have a £51.6m release clause that is active next summer

RB Leipzig striker Christopher Nkunku will be staying at the club after signing a two year deal.

The news will come as a blow to Chelsea and Manchester United who had both been linked with the 24-year-old striker.

Leipzig announced the deal in a tweet that read: ‘Christo is staying! RB Leipzig and Christopher Nkunku have agreed on a two-year contract extension until 2026’.

Christopher Nkunku had a breakthrough season last year with 20 league goals in 34 games 

Nkunku enjoyed his best season to date in 2021/2, scoring 20 goals in 34 Bundesliga appearances. He had never previously passed double figures in a season.

He also scored 11 goals in 12 European appearances as Leipzig reached the Europa League semi finals. 

The striker’s form even earned him an international call-up in March, with the Frenchman picking up six caps since then. 

More to follow. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk

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