Christopher Nkunku signs a new deal to stay with RB Leipzig until 2026

Christopher Nkunku has signed a new contract with RB Leipzig that will keep him there until the summer of 2026. The move came after Manchester United and Chelsea showed interest in him recently.

Even though the deal is for a long time, 90min knows that a release clause will go into effect next summer.

Nkunku moved to Leipzig from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019 for reportedly €13 million plus add-ons. He had a breakout season in 2021/22 when he played in a more forward position and scored 35 goals and had 19 assists in 50 games.

This summer, PSG was interested in getting Nkunku back. 90min knows that Kylian Mbappe, who committed to the club after turning down a move to Real Madrid, was especially interested in reuniting with the 24-year-old in the French capital.

But Leipzig made it clear that Nkunku would not be sold this summer. His release clause makes it more likely that he will move next year, though.

But Konrad Laimer is going to move on, while Nkunku will stay with Leipzig for now. The Austrian also had a great season in 2021/22, and Manchester United was interested in him. Julian Nagelsmann wants to reunite with his old team, Leipzig, at the Allianz Arena. He has his heart set on Bayern Munich.

Laimer, on the other hand, has turned down Leipzig’s offer of a new contract. The Bundesliga team is thinking about getting Edson Alvarez from Ajax and Glen Kamara from Rangers as possible replacements.

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