Contrary to earlier reports, Christopher Nkunku’s latest RB Leipzig contract doesn’t contain an exit clause, according to Kicker.
It was suggested that the Frenchman would be allowed to leave for around €60m in 2023 after extending his contract by two-years until 2026, but this doesn’t appear to be the case.
Nkunku had concrete interest from Manchester United and PSG but instead signed a new deal after being impressed by Leipzig’s efforts to keep him at the club.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Nkunku said: “I was really impressed with the club’s efforts to keep me, so a big thanks goes to those responsible for the trust in me and especially to Oliver Mintzlaff, with whom I was always in close contact.”
The 24-year-old attacking-midfielder, who was often deployed as a striker last season, scored 35 and created 19 across all competitions for RB Leipzig last season.
After 58 games last season and a late end due to playing in the UEFA Nations League with France, Nkunku has also been given an extended vacation to recharge his batteries.