Man Utd news: Nkunku signs new RB Leipzig deal until 2026

New deal until 2026 

Rb Leipzig have confirmed that forward Christopher Nkunku has signed a new two-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2026. The France international has gone from strength to strength in the Bundesliga since signing from Paris Saint-Germain for €13 million in 2019 and has seen his market value rise accordingly. The 24-year-old forward is now worth an impressive €80m. 

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“I’m pleased to continue wearing the RB Leipzig shirt,” said Nkunku in a statement on the club website.  “After our great achievement in winning the DFB-Pokal, it remained clear that my story here isn’t over yet – we want more! 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. RB Leipzig have made a name for themselves on the international stage in recent years and have shown time and again that we can compete for titles. We want to build on that going forward and go one step further.”

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Mbappé, Bellingham & Foden: The 100 Most Valuable Footballers in the World

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Mbappé, Bellingham & Foden: The 100 Most Valuable Footballers in the World

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Following the recent market value updates in Europe’s major leagues, the ranking of the 100 most valuable footballers in the world has been reorganised.
(As of 21 June 2022)

100 Raphinha – Leeds United – Market value: €45m

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Also valued at €45m are: Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Tomas Soucek (West Ham), Marcos Llorente (Atlético), Ángel Correa (Atlético), Ederson (Man City), Aymeric Laporte (Man City), Jan Oblak (Atlético), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

99 Franck Kessié – AC Milan – Market value: €45m

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98 Martin Ødegaard – Arsenal – Market value: €45m

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97 Jonathan David – LOSC Lille – Market value: €45m

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96 Ferran Torres – Barcelona – Market value: €45m

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95 Paul Pogba – Man United – Market value: €48m

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94 Raphaël Varane – Man United – Market value: €48m

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93 Richarlison – Everton – Market value: €48m

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92 Cristian Romero – Tottenham Hotspur – Market value: €48m

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91 Lionel Messi – PSG – Market value: €50m

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90 Alisson – Liverpool – Market value: €50m

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89 Marco Verratti – PSG – Market value: €50m

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88 José María Giménez – Atlético Madrid – Market value: €50m

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87 Kalvin Phillips – Leeds United – Market value: €50m

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86 Patrik Schick – Bayer Leverkusen – Market value: €50m

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85 Lucas Hernández – Bayern Munich – Market value: €50m

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84 Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad – Market value: €50m

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83 James Maddison – Leicester City – Market value: €50m

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82 Carlos Soler – Valencia – Market value: €50m

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81 Pau Torres – Villarreal – Market value: €50m

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80 Arnaut Danjuma – Villarreal – Market value: €50m

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79 Gabriel Jesus – Man City – Market value: €50m

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78 Tammy Abraham – Roma – Market value: €50m

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77 Fikayo Tomori – AC Milan – Market value: €50m

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76 Gianluigi Donnarumma – PSG – Market value: €50m

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75 Ronald Araújo – Barcelona – Market value: €50m

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74 Sandro Tonali – AC Milan – Market value: €50m

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73 Virgil van Dijk – Liverpool – Market value: €55m

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72 David Alaba – Real Madrid – Market value: €55m

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71 Fabián Ruiz – Napoli – Market value: €55m

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70 Youri Tielemans – Leicester City – Market value: €55m

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69 Theo Hernández – AC Milan – Market value: €55m

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68 Darwin Núñez – Benfica/Liverpool – Market value: €55m

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67 Eduardo Camavinga – Real Madrid – Market value: €55m

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66 Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid – Market value: €60m

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65 Fabinho – Liverpool – Market value: €60m

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64 Leroy Sané – Bayern Munich – Market value: €60m

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63 Kingsley Coman – Bayern Munich – Market value: €60m

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62 Wilfred Ndidi – Leicester City – Market value: €60m

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61 Diogo Jota – Liverpool – Market value: €60m

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60 Mikel Oyarzabal – Real Sociedad – Market value: €60m

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59 Frenkie de Jong – Barcelona – Market value: €60m

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58 Marcus Rashford – Man United – Market value: €60m

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57 Éder Militão – Real Madrid – Market value: €60m

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56 Jules Koundé – Sevilla – Market value: €60m

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55 Alessandro Bastoni – Inter – Market value: €60m

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54 Moussa Diaby – Bayer Leverkusen – Market value: €60m

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53 Reece James – Chelsea – Market value: €60m

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52 Aurélien Tchouameni – Monaco/Real Madrid – Market value: €60m

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51 Rodrygo – Real Madrid – Market value: €60m

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50 Ansu Fati – Barcelona – Market value: €60m

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49 Gavi – Barcelona – Market value: €60m

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48 Andrew Robertson – Liverpool – Market value: €65m

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47 João Cancelo – Man City – Market value: €65m

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46 Leon Goretzka – Bayern Munich – Market value: €65m

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45 Milan Skriniar – Inter Milan – Market value: €65m

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44 Serge Gnabry – Bayern Munich – Market value: €65m

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43 Luis Díaz – Liverpool – Market value: €65m

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42 Federico Chiesa – Juventus – Market value: €65m

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41 Achraf Hakimi – PSG – Market value: €65m

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40 Victor Osimhen – Napoli – Market value: €65m

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39 Bukayo Saka – Arsenal – Market value: €65m

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38 Jamal Musiala – Bayern Munich – Market value: €65m

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37 Sadio Mané – Liverpool – Market value: €70m

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36 Romelu Lukaku – Chelsea – Market value: €70m

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35 Marquinhos – PSG – Market value: €70m

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34 Raheem Sterling – Man City – Market value: €70m

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33 Sergej Milinković-Savić – Lazio – Market value: €70m

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32 Jack Grealish – Man City – Market value: €70m

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31 Nicolò Barella – Inter Milan – Market value: €70m

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30 Federico Valverde – Real Madrid – Market value: €70m

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29 Rafael Leão – AC Milan – Market value: €70m

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28 Kai Havertz – Chelsea – Market value: €70m

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27 Matthijs de Ligt – Juventus – Market value: €70m

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26 João Félix – Atlético Madrid – Market value: €70m

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25 Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich – Market value: €70m

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24 Florian Wirtz – Bayer Leverkusen – Market value: €70m

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23 Neymar – PSG – Market value: €75m

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22 Heung-Min Son – Tottenham Hotspur – Market value: €75m

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21 Rúben Dias – Man City – Market value: €75m

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20 Lautaro Martínez – Inter Milan – Market value: €75m

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19 Mason Mount – Chelsea – Market value: €75m

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18 Jadon Sancho – Man United – Market value: €75m

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17 Bernardo Silva – Man City – Market value: €80m

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16 Joshua Kimmich – Bayern Munich – Market value: €80m

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15 Rodri – Man City – Market value: €80m

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14 Christopher Nkunku – RB Leipzig – Market value: €80m

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13 Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool – Market value: €80m

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12 Declan Rice – West Ham – Market value: €80m

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11 Pedri – Barcelona – Market value: €80m

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10 Jude Bellingham – BVB – Market value: €80m

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9 Kevin De Bruyne – Man City – Market value: €85m

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8 Bruno Fernandes – Man United – Market value: €85m

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7 Dušan Vlahović – Juventus – Market value: €85m

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6 Mohamed Salah – Liverpool – Market value: €90m

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5 Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur – Market value: €90m

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4 Phil Foden – Man City – Market value: €90m

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3 Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid – Market value: €100m

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2 Erling Haaland – BVB/Man City – Market value: €150m

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1 Kylian Mbappé – PSG – Market value: €160m

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Over the course of the past three years, Nkunku has amassed an incredible record of 31 goals and 36 assists in 93 games for the German side. As a result, the player has been linked with moves to some of Europe’s biggest clubs, with ArsenalManchester United and Real Madrid all linked with a move for the player at one point or another over the course of the last 18 months. However, while Nkunku’s new contract may rule out a move this summer, it could also open up a potential departure in 2023. 


No deal in 2022 but new contract could provide exit plans for 2023 

Although Nkunku is now technically committed to staying at Leipzig until 2026, reports from Germany and elsewhere suggest that this new deal actually offers the player an opportunity to leave the club next summer. According to sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, the new deal includes a release clause that will be valid starting from the summer of 2023. Indeed, according to German sports magazine Kicker, the release clause will stand at around €60m, which should make the player extremely enticing to some of Europe’s biggest clubs. And would match RB Leipzig’s most expensive transfer to date, which was Naby Keita’s €60m move to Liverpool four years ago.  

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Author: Agyei

A hardcore football fan, who thinks Marcelo Bielsa needs his own brand of water cooler.

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