Mercato: Leipzig retain Nkunku for next season

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Christopher Nkunku (24) will not leave Leipzig next summer, promises club boss Oliver Mintzlaff. France arouses envy for their big season in Germany.

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The future of Christopher Nkunku (24) will be on Leipzig’s side next season. This was reassured by RB boss Oliver Mintzlaf on Wednesday in several interviews with German media ahead of the German Cup semi-final against Union Berlin (2-1). “I’ve said it many times and I want to say it here on ARD: Nkunku will be our player again next season,” the leader said.

He reiterated his comment on Sky Germany’s microphone, stating that “in football, nothing is fundamentally salable”. But it doesn’t feel right for Nkunku. “He was one of our best players in the first half of the season, even if it wasn’t as good as we know it,” he said. Under Domenico Tedesco (coach, editor’s note), he triggered the next phase. Vikas has done and he will do so in the coming season.”

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Nkunku joined Leipzig in 2019 for €10 million from PSG. He exploded this season with 30 goals in 45 games in all competitions. He also made 16 assists in the Bundesliga. Figures that have caught the attention of many big names like Manchester United and Bayern Munich. He is tied with Leipzig until 2024, where he should have a fourth consecutive season next year.

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Thirty days later, Leipzig are currently third in the Bundesliga. The team – finished in the Champions League group stage – also qualified for the Europa League semi-finals with a double clash against Glasgow Rangers (to move to Germany next Thursday). She will also play in the German Cup final against Freiburg.

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