Manchester United are reportedly keen on signing RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku.
The Frenchman has been in scintillating form this season scoring 19 goals in 31 appearances.
Nkunku is a versatile player and can operate in multiple positions in the attacking front.
Ralf Rangick is said to be a keen admirer since his days at Leipzig.
According to Christian Falk, United tried to sign the 24 year old after Mason Greenwood‘s suspension in January but eventually decided against doing so.
True✅ @ManUtd discussed a Transfer of @c_nk97 in winter when Greenwood was suspended. But the Club decided: no Transfer in Winter. For summer United is searching a real striker. it's not sure if it needs a player like Nkunku then pic.twitter.com/pgug5b0P4C
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) February 16, 2022
Moreover, Sportbild has mentioned United as one of the clubs interested in Nkunku.
Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff is well aware of it but wants to maintain the Frenchman’s transfer value.
“Christopher Nkunku will continue to play with us next season. That’s our plan.”
The German outlet claim his price to be around €55 million, with his contract expiring in 2024.
Nkunku could be an interesting pick. The Frenchman is not an out and out number nine, but is comfortable in playing in and around the centre-forward position.
It could mean a shift from a traditional approach to something more modern.
If United’s next manager prefer his forwards to be more flexible and dynamic, Nkunku could represent an excellent option at the given price.