Manchester City ‘make enquiry to RB Leipzig about French striker Christopher Nkunku’ as race for in-form striker heats up among Europe’s top clubs
- Christopher Nkunku has caught the eye of Europe’s top clubs this campiagn
- The Frenchmans joined the German club from Paris Saint-Germain back in 2019
- The 23-year-old has 11 goals in 17 appearances for the Bundesliga side this term
Manchester City have set their sights on RB Leipzig’s in-form striker Christopher Nkunku.
The French striker has been in eye-catching form for the Bundesliga outfit this season, scoring 11 goals in 17 appearances across all competitions.
That included a hat-trick at the Etihad back in September, where his impressive finishing was on show during Leipzig’s 6-3 defeat.
Christopher Nkunku is one of Europe’s most in-form striker with RB Leipzig this season
And the first-hand look at Nkunku’s abilities appears to have jolted City’s powerbrokers into action.
According to Bild, as per the Sun, the reigning Premier League champions have stolen a march on other top European clubs looking to the 23-year-old.
They are ready to enter negotiations and have made an approach as to the striker’s availabilty, with no buy-out clause in his current deal.
Real Madrid, Juventus and his former club Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with Nkunku, who also has five assists in his Bundesliga appearances.
The French striker grabbed a hat-trick against Manchester City in Europe in September
Nkunku has caught the eye in Germany this year, with former international captain and Bayern Munich icon Philipp Lahm lavishing praise on his displays.
Speaking to Bild this month, he said: ‘He has such great offensive actions and it’s just fun to watch.
‘The most important thing is to play football consistently and that’s why I wish him that he can continue to play at the same level for the next few weeks and months.’