Manchester United ‘are in contact with RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku’s agents and will make an official offer for him next week’, as Erik ten Hag looks set to beat Chelsea to the Bundesliga season’s player
- Manchester United are set to make an offer for Christopher Nkunku next week
- The 24-year-old Leipzig midfielder is one of the players that Erik ten Hag was looking for
- The star was named the Bundesliga player of the season earlier this week
- Nkunku managed 54 goal contributions in 50 matches across all tournaments
Manchester United will make an offer for Christopher Nkunku next week as they look to beat Chelsea to the midfielder’s signature, according to reports.
United have been keeping an eye on the 24-year-old, who was named the Bundesliga player of the season earlier this week, ahead of Erik ten Hag’s arrival.
Now that the new United manager is in place, the club is said to be ready to make a formal bid for the RB Leipzig star.
Manchester United will make an offer for RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku next week
According to Sky Sports Germany, Nkunku’s representatives are ‘in contact’ with Manchester United about a potential deal this summer.
United are said to be leading the race to pick up the 24-year-old and an offer is expected ‘expected next week’.
Nkunku, who scored a staggering 54 goals in 50 games across all tournaments this season, is on contract with the club until 2024.
The 24-year-old Leipzig midfielder is one of the players wanted by new manager Erik ten Hag
He has a staggering 54 goal contributions in 50 games across all tournaments this season
Nkunku caught the world’s attention by scoring a hat-trick against Manchester City in the Champions League in September, and he also scored against Bayern Munich, PSG and Borussia Dortmund.
The French national team player again made headlines this month when he scored a sensational volley against Rangers during Leipzig’s Europa League campaign.
Chelsea have registered an interest in buying Nkunku as they prepare for life without Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and possibly Cesar Azpilicueta.
United are eager to beat their Premier League rivals Chelsea to the Frenchman’s signature
Reports have, however, stated that RB Leipzig do not want to let Nkunku go ‘under any circumstances this summer’.
In addition, Nkunku has no exit clause in its contract, which allows Leipzig to reject all approaches – or demand the fee they want for the talented forward.
However, the club’s managing director, Oliver Mintzlaff, is happy to issue Nkunku with a release clause if he signs a new contract with the German team.