Christopher Nkunku has replied to reports that he may try to leave RB Leipzig next summer, citing contacts with his old club Paris Saint-Germain. The Frenchman just extended his contract at Red Bull Arena through 2026 and has now stepped out to put an end to rumors over his future.
Last season, Nkunku helped Leipzig win the DFB-Pokal, garnering interest from some of the world’s greatest clubs. The 24-year-old, on the other hand, has signed new terms with the German club and is totally dedicated to helping them reach even greater success.
What has Nkunku said about a possible 2023 transfer?
When Nkunku appeared in front of the media during Leipzig’s pre-season training camp in Austria, he conveyed a clear message to supporters.
“It was a no-brainer for me to extend my contract here,” he remarked. “This city and this club make me feel totally at home. I still don’t consider my work here to be finished. So I’m not planning on leaving the club next year.
“We performed admirably as a squad last season, but there is certainly much more to come. I hope to build on my success with RB Leipzig.”
Nkunku on his outstanding 2021-22 season
PSG let Nkunku leave for just €13 million in 2019, which has proven to be a steal for Leipzig as he’s since established as one of the continent’s greatest young forwards.
Last season, the France international has 30 goals and 22 assists in 50 appearances across all competitions, showing himself on both the local and European platforms, but he has attempted to downplay his impact.
“The figures appear to be exceptional, but in the end, it was a collective effort,” Nkunku remarked. “The guys were quite helpful. I wouldn’t have been able to score or assist without them.
“We’re all working together to make this season even better. And I’m confident that we can accomplish even more.”