Just two weeks ago, Christopher Nkunku prematurely extended his contract with RB Leipzig until 2026 – and thus rejected numerous interested parties such as FC Bayern. There is probably no exit clause for the summer of 2023, which was initially reported.
As the “kicker” reports, Nkunku’s new contract with RB Leipzig does not include a clause for the coming summer.
The waiver of an exit clause may also be due to the fact that Nkunku is said to be earning seven million euros a year instead of three.
Shortly after the extension, the specialist magazine and “Bild” reported that Nkunku could leave the club in 2023 for a fixed transfer fee of 60 million euros.
If Nkunku decides to change after the coming season, Leipzig could increase the transfer fee for the versatile attacking player.
Even before the extension, the English “Independent” reported that Leipzig had missed Nkunku a price tag of 100 million pounds (around 116 million euros).
Top clubs line up at Nkunku
In 2019, Nkunku came to RB Leipzig from his youth club Paris Saint-Germain for 13 million euros. He has scored 44 goals in 133 competitive games for the Saxons. There are also 46 templates.
Last season, Nkunku played a major role in Leipzig reaching the Champions League after a rather disappointing start to the season and winning the first title in the club’s young history by winning the DFB Cup.
Of course, the strong performances have not gone unnoticed by the top clubs. Manchester United, PSG, Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC are said to have expressed interest in signing the French international. FC Bayern was also said to be interested again and again.