Christopher Nkunku: starting in place of Griezmann at the World Cup?

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Christopher Nkunku : holder in place of Griezmann at the World Cup ?

Impressive with Leipzig for just over a year now, Christopher Nkunku could shake up the hierarchy.

What if the surprise of the 2022 World Cup was called Christopher Nkunku? Trained to Paris, the striker is now enjoying the very best days of the German club Leipzig by stringing together decisive goals and assists in the Bundesliga or the European Cup. With already 8 selections on the clock, the attacker has a very particular profile which could disturb Antoine Griezmann.

Asked last June, Didier Deschamps compared both profiles. "Christopher is perhaps more of an attacker than Antoine, who likes to be at home. building. Athletically, it's not the same thing either, believes the coach. Not that Christopher is clumsy with his feet, but he has that ability. in the air domain. Despite a size that is not insane, it has jump, can go deep. Antoine can do it too but he's more into animation and game building."

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Biography Christopher Nkunku. Christopher Nkunku was born on November 14, 1997 at; Lagny-sur-Marne, town located in the department of Seine-et-Marne. He started in football at the age of six in the AS Marolles-sur-Seine club. It begins to to be spotted by professional clubs around the age of 13 when he evolved as a youngster in the RCP Fontainebleau club. After unconvincing tests at Lens, in Le Havre or even in; Monaco, he signs with PSG where he will begin his pre-training with the INF Clairefontaine before joining the training of the club of the capital at; his 15 years. He made his professional debut in a friendly pre-season match against the Austrians of Wiener SC. In an official match, he comes into play on December 8, 2015 in a Champions League match. On July 18, 2019, he joined German club RB Leipzig and has been flourishing there ever since. 

What are the origins of Christopher Nkunku ?

While it has been called for the first time by Didier Deschamps for the Blues rally at the end of March 2022, Christopher Nkunku could have never played for the France A team. Indeed, the Parisian titi is from Congolese origin. Last February, the Leipzig player would have chosen the formation of the Leopards according to several media. Information then denied by the player's entourage who recalled that the France team was a major objective in the career of Christopher Nkunku. Especially since the former Parisian has already evolved; in the jersey of the Blues among young people. He played friendlies with the Under-16s and then at the Under-16s. a friendly tournament with the under 19s before being called up in March 2018 with Les Espoirs. 

What is Christopher Nkunku's salary?

Currently in the German club RB Leipzig, Christopher Nkunku earns around 250,000€ per month, or 3 million euros per year. He joined the club in July 2019 and his contract lasts until June 2024. He is the seventh highest earner at his club and is represented at home. by the influential Israeli agent Pini Zahavi. His last contract at PSG gave him a salary of 110,000€ per month, or just over 1.3 million euros per year. 

What are the statistics of Christopher Nkunku?

Since the start of his professional career at PSG, the French midfielder has had its ups and downs. But since his arrival at Leipzig, Christopher Nkunku is undoubtedly one of the best players in the German championship and his good form is constant. With the capital club, the former Parisian titi played; 78 matches and scored 11 goals and delivered. 4 assists. A disappointing total for a player with significant potential. The 2018/19 season saw the Frenchman play 22 league appearances, his most appearances for PSG, but only scored three goals. He signed up with RB Leipzig at the end of the season and was released. He played 123 matches under the colors of the German club and scored 38 goals and delivered; 42 assists. Every season he seems to be raising his level of play and his stats are increasing. This season, he is at 15 goals and 9 assists in 27 Bundesliga matches. He is currently the fourth best scorer in the league as well as the fourth best passer. He also has several rare achievements. Indeed, in February 2020, he achieved an XXL performance by delivering four decisive assists in the same match against the Frenchman. Schalke 04. In September 2021, he scored a hat-trick; on the Manchester City lawn during a Champions League group stage match. He will therefore be able to expand his statistics at the international level, perhaps, from March 25 with the France team which is playing against France. Côte d'Ivoire at the V&√©lodrome stadium.