Christopher Nkunku signed a contract extension with RB Leipzig
the club announced on Thursday, ending months of speculation about a possible
The versatile France attacking midfielder scored 20 league goals and assisted 13 in 34
league matches in his most prolific season since joining in 2019, while also lifting the
German Cup in May.
Nkunku,24 had been linked with a number of clubs, including Chelsea and
Manchester United, but has opted to commit to the Bundesliga side.
Nkunku was voted the 2021-22 Bundesliga player of the season and helped Leipzig
win the German Cup in May.
“I am pleased to continue wearing the RB Leipzig shirt,” he said.
“After our great achievement in winning the DFB-Pokal (German Cup), it remained
clear that my story here isn’t over yet – we want more. “I was really impressed with
the club’s efforts to keep me.”
He added: “RB Leipzig have made a name for themselves on the international stage in
recent years and have shown time and again that we can compete for titles.
“We want to build on that going forward and go one step further.”