Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United will reportedly need to pay £63 million to snap up Christopher Nkunku from Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United now know how much they will need to shell out to secure the services of Christopher Nkunku. Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig will demand £63 million to part with the 24-year-old attacker.
Christopher Nkunku has come leaps and bounds since joining RB Leipzig from Paris Saint-Germain in July 2019. Once a prodigious midfielder, the player has transformed into a prolific attacker in the last two and a half years and has enjoyed a sensational 2021/22 season thus far.
Nkunku has featured in every single game for Leipzig this term, starting all but two matches. And his tally of 22 goals and 13 assists in 33 appearances for the Bundesliga giants has not gone unnoticed, with some of the most high profile clubs in Europe setting their sights on him. Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United are three of his prospective suitors.
The interest from Real Madrid stems from the rampant uncertainties surrounding the futures of Gareth Bale and former Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard. Both the wide attackers could leave Real Madrid in the summer, thereby creating the need for a versatile forward like Nkunku.
As for Chelsea, the pursuit of Nkunku has resulted from the inconsistencies of Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku. The three forwards are heavily linked with a possible summer exit from Stamford Bridge, and Nkunku could come in as an upgrade on the trio.
At Manchester United, Ralf Rangnick is keen on bringing Nkunku over from RB Leipzig. The Red Devils’ interim boss has previously worked with the Bundesliga giants and is well-versed with the 24-year-old’s qualities. And with players like Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood, and Edinson Cavani facing uncertain futures at the club, Nkunku is a viable target.
But the former PSG attacker will not come cheap, with Leipzig demanding around £63 million to part with him. Meanwhile, apart from Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United, PSG and Manchester City are also interested in Nkunku. The £63 million battle to prise him away from the Bundesliga giants could be intriguing.