Over the past few weeks, Paris Saint-Germain has been linked to their former youth product Christopher Nkunku. The 24-year-old has blossomed since arriving at RB Leipzig, and this season, the France international has hit superstar status.
In 45 appearances, Nkunku has scored 30 goals and recorded 20 assists for the German club. As a result, there’s plenty of interest from Europe’s top clubs for the attacker, but Leipzig isn’t prepared to let him leave.
According to the club’s president, Oliver Mintzlaff, at the microphone of Sky Sport and reported by L’Equipe, they intend to keep Nkunku and will operate as though he’ll be part of the squad next season.
“I have said it several times (…) Nkunku will be our player again next season. In football, no one is unsalable,” Nkunku said.
“He was already one of our best players in the first half of the season, although, as everyone knows, it didn’t go very well. Under the guidance of Domenico Tedesco, he has taken another step in his development, and he will continue to do so next season.”
It remains to be seen whether this speech serves to increase the bids around Nkunku, who’s under contract until 2024, or they plan to follow through with these remarks and keep their star attacker for next season.
Leipzig is currently in a UEFA Champions League spot for next season and is in the UEFA Europa League semifinals, so they have two ways to clinch their spot for Europe’s top competition for 2022-23.