Christopher Nkunku breaks silence on his future amid Manchester United and PSG transfer links

 

Christopher Nkunku of RB Leipzig celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the final match of the DFB Cup 2022 between SC Freiburg and RB Leipzig at Olympiastadion on May 21, 2022 in Berlin, Germany.

Christopher Nkunku has refused to rule out the prospect of leaving RB Leipzig this summer amid ongoing links connecting him with a move to Manchester United.

The Frenchman — who scored a hat-trick against Manchester City in the Champions League at the Etihad Stadium last September — has enjoyed a truly outstanding campaign for Leipzig this term, scoring 35 goals and grabbing 20 assists in all competitions. His tally of 55 direct goal contributions means that he has averaged more than one goal involvement every game, making 51 appearances.

With 20 of his 35 goals scored in the Bundesliga and seven of them in six Champions League appearances, it has been by far the most productive and encouraging season of his career to date.

Unsurprisingly, his form in Germany this season has not gone unnoticed, with a plethora of big-name clubs taking a liking to him, including United. Nkunku is a player that has reportedly attracted their attention ahead of the symmer.

However, Chelsea have also been credited with interest in his services, as have French giants Paris Saint-Germain. PSG is Nkunku's boyhood club and he has made to secret of his admiration for the French side.

"Paris, I've always said it, it's my home, my heart club," said Nkunku, speaking ahead of France's upcoming Nations League clash with Denmark. "I don't close any doors. Everything is possible in football.

"It's flattering to have the biggest clubs in the world interested in me. But it's also flattering that Leipzig is doing everything to keep me. We are in June, and I am focused on this gathering."

Under contract at Leipzig until the summer of 2024, it means that it would take a big offer for the German club to reluctantly let go of the 24-year-old, who joined them from PSG back in 2019. It has been claimed elsewhere that Leipzig would listen to offers in the region of £60million.

United, who on Sunday confirmed that Ralf Rangnick will not be entering his consultancy role this summer, are set to try and strengthen their attacking options this summer with the addition of a new striker. Edinson Cavani is set to leave the club next month, leaving Cristiano Ronaldo as their only senior striker.

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