Nkunku Says Tuchel’s Arrival at PSG Played a Role in the Decision to Leave for RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig midfielder Christopher Nkunku is pinpointing Thomas Tuchel’s arrival at Paris Saint-Germain as one reason for the decision to leave the club.

Nkunku came up through PSG’s youth system and wound up spending four seasons with the French powerhouse. The French midfielder was more relied on as a rotational player under multiple managers during his time with PSG’s first-team.

Nkunku elected to cut short his PSG tenure in 2019 and moved on to Bundesliga side Leipzig.

Not much has been said about all the reasons for why he decided to leave PSG after four seasons. But as he detailed to Canal Plus, Tuchel’s arrival at PSG made the French talent reconsider whether it would be best to carry on his career with the perennial Ligue 1 contenders.

“The arrival of Tuchel made me think,” Nkunku said. “The fact of starting a season without really knowing what role you are going to have, it’s quite complicated. There comes a time when you come to the end of your contract and you have one year left, either you extend or you leave, I made the choice to simply leave.”

Nkunku is only in his second season with Leipzig, and he has already established himself as one of the top playmaking talents in the league. He has so far recorded 16 league assists in two seasons with the German side.

This move paid off after at all for the French playmaker.

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