Just days after he was urged to move to the Premier League and linked to Arsenal, Christopher Nkunku has reportedly decided to leave RB Leipzig.
Earlier this week, Gianluca Di Marzio suggested that Christopher Nkunku would be best off moving to the Premier League, and that he could play for any top team in England.
Di Marzio mentioned that Arsenal were looking for forwards, and that the best thing for Nkunku would be to move to a club willing to build a project around him.
Now, according to L’Equipe (via GFFN), Nkunku has decided that he wants to leave RB Leipzig. He thinks it’s the right time to move on from the Bundesliga, and his teammates are aware of his desire to leave.
Perhaps that could open the door to Arsenal, though the stronger links are to the likes of Manchester City, AC Milan, and Manchester United at the moment.
The bad news is that RB Leipzig absolutely do not want to sell. They’ve already met with Nkunku’s agent, Pini Zahavi, informing him that they want the player to stay and may not even accept an offer of €100m.
The 24-year-old has a contract until 2024, and he’s a vital member of the Leipzig team.
He’s scored 31 goals and assisted 20 this season, from 48 appearances, a ridiculous record for a player who rarely plays as an out-and-out centre-forward.
Of course, Leipzig are taking a risk by not cashing in this summer.
They may be able to command a fee approaching €100m this summer, but they won’t have that same negotiating power as his contract starts to run down. They’d have to hope they could convince the France international to extend his deal.
Arsenal have been repeatedly linked with Nkunku in the past, and with his significant goal threat, he could be a strong option this summer.