Author of a great season with RB Leipzig, the French striker is highly courted. But for the moment, he only thinks about his club.
If there is one player who does not regret having been pushed to the sottie by Paris Saint-Germain, it is Christopher Nkunku. Player of RB Leipzig since 2019, the French striker lives the best moments of his career in Germany. Especially this season. Freshly elected best player of the year in the Bundesliga (a first for a Frenchman since the coronation of Franck Ribery in 2008), the former Parisian is a hit with his team.
Author of 34 goals and 20 assists in 51 games this season in all competitions, Nkunku is now reaping the benefits of his work. “In any case, I feel a lot of joy and pride. I was able to develop my game and I became a complete player able to play in different positions,” he said, in comments relayed by L’Équipe. A blossoming at the highest level that allowed him to be called for the first time in the French team.
Nkunku still has his head in Leipzig
But that’s not all, because the native of Lagny-sur-Marne has also put several European greats at his feet (Bayern Munich, AC Milan, PSG). Questioned about this, the player calmed down the game. “I see myself in Leipzig in the fall. For now,” he said. And if the end of his sentence leaves the door open to a possible departure, Nkunku has however confided that the unusual scheduling of a World Cup in November could have an influence on his future.
Indeed, will he take the risk of changing environment with the possibility of seeing a complicated period of adaptation compromising his chances of being part of Didier Deschamps’ men? “Of course I will take this argument into account. Today, my head is in Leipzig.” And it is not his club that will complain about it.