According to Sport1, RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku would like to take the next step in his development next summer and Bayern Munich is an option for the Frenchman.
Although Nkunku recently signed a contract extension until 2026, it’s unlikely that the France international will remain at Leipzig that long. Per the report, one reason the player didn’t leave this summer is primarily because of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Nkunku didn’t want to risk leaving and not being played.
Represented by Pini Zahavi, he told Sport Bild that he hopes to bring Bayern Munich players, and not just take them away. The 78-year-old helped engineer the departures of David Alaba and Robert Lewandowski to Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić and head coach Julian Nagelsmann have been interested in Nkunku for some time but following the signing of Sadio Mané and the contract extension of Serge Gnabry, would be unable to accommodate Nkunku.
However, if Leroy Sané fails to impress bosses this season, there’s a chance that the German could be sold, and Nkunku signed as a replacement.