Reports have revealed that the highly-rated French International, Christopher Nkunku, might remain at RB Leipzig this summer and might even agree to a contract extension.
The 24-year-old is ready to remain at Leipzig and does not see himself leaving the club, as his current contract is set to run until 2024.
A source from the club confirmed that Christopher Nkunku would be offered a new contract with an improved pay package and also increase his release clause to €60m, which would be active by next summer.
Christopher Nkunku who signed from Paris Saint Germain for a fee of €13m excluding bonuses, has been excellent so far at the German club. In a total of 136 appearances for Leipzig, Nkunku has scored 47 goals for the club.
His versatility has also proved to be vital to Leipzig’s style of play as he played various positions including; attacking midfield, second striker, left-winger, right-winger, and even as a center-forward.
This season, he scored 35 goals and assisted 19 times in 50 appearances for RB Leipzig.
He was also important to RB Leipzig’s semi-final place finish in the Europa League where they eventually crashed out after their defeat to the Rangers.
Christopher Nkunku has reportedly been a target for Real Madrid, Manchester United, PSG, Chelsea, and Liverpool.
Reports have suggested that Liverpool might swoop in for him, should their transfer of Darwin Nunez from Benfica collapse. A few days ago, Liverpool submitted a bid of £70m for the Uruguayan, as they look to strengthen their squad after losing the Premier League title to Manchester City. In case the move for Nunez falls through, Liverpool are ready to pounce on Christopher Nkunku.
He revealed in his recent comments that he is flattered about the clubs he has been linked to. While speaking to Telefoot, he said; “It’s no secret there are clubs that are interested in me.
“Yes, it’s flattering. But it’s also flattering to have a club like Leipzig doing everything to keep me.
“Here, we will have to think carefully and make a good decision. The World Cup is coming to life and this is a parameter to be taken into account.
“As I said, you just have to think it through.”