Real Madrid and PSG will have to wait: Christopher Nkunku renewed with Leipzig

Real Madrid and PSG will have to wait: Christopher Nkunku renewed with Leipzig

RB Leipzig, a Bundesliga club, announced the renewal of Christopher Nkunku, a French striker who was wanted by Real Madrid and PSG

Real Madrid and PSG will have to wait: Christopher Nkunku renewed with Leipzig

Real Madrid and PSG will have to wait: Christopher Nkunku renewed with Leipzig

French striker Christopher Nkunku renewed his contract with RB Leipzig, which expired in 2024, until 2026, informed the German club.”Greetings from Paris, but there is nothing to worry about. I will return to Leipzig soon and I will arrive so that I can stay”, said the player, who was seen in the orbit of PSG , in a message posted by the club.

The renewal, according to official figures, implies a clear increase in salary from 3 million to 7 million euros per year.

Furthermore, according to various media , the contract has a termination clause of more than 60 million euros and could become effective as of 2023.

Nkunku had a great performance last season, participating as a scorer or as an assist in 52 goals in 55 games, which put him in the sights of several European teams and opened the doors for him to the senior French team.

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Both PSG and Real Madrid were interested in Nkunku, but Leipzig refused to negotiate for him.

I have been impressed by the way the club has bet on me. I must thank all those responsible and especially (managing director) Oliver Minzlaff with whom I was always in contact”, the player said in the Leipzig press release.

We are happy and proud that one of the best players in the world is still with us”, said technical secretary Christopher Vivell.

Leipzig, after a dismal start to the season, had an excellent campaign in the second half, reaching fourth place in the Bundesliga and qualifying for the Champions League, in addition to winning the German Cup.

The goals of Nkunku, who became one of the key pieces, were key in this of the team.