Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid have had discussions with the agent of RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Christopher Nkunku, according to reports in the French media.
All three teams are said to be pursuing the France Under 21 international, with his representative Pini Zahavi having already been made aware of their interest.
Supporters on Twitter believe Nkunku is a very talented player, after seeing him score a hat-trick against the Citizens last month, but they don’t know where he would fit into Pep Guardiola’s side:
Sign him up, he is so good
— 🇩🇪 (@HornyGrealish) October 4, 2021
Where’s he gonna play?? False 9??😂😂😂🤦🏾♂️
— Gaz💫 (@100_MCFC) October 4, 2021
He is kind of striker actually, he started this season brightly.
— AstraBoi 💉💉 (Vaccinated) (@lordsalty57_) October 4, 2021
Do we need him?? Get our main targets ffs
— Ali (@Ali_Szn14) October 4, 2021
Unfortunately, We don't need his services
— 8KKEV (@8kkev) October 4, 2021
Another false nine 🔥🔥🔥
— Tony🚀 (@TheGismyName) October 4, 2021
Yes let’s field a lineup of 11 midfielders
— kj🇸🇬 (@Bernxrdo20) October 4, 2021
Sell Sterling and get Nkunku
— #Txikiout (@Joel_Ivuso) October 4, 2021
No more midfielder. Striker and Lb only
— kevin🐐 (@kdbblaster) October 4, 2021
Good option,with sterling finish his contract in 2023,good option,and gundogan become older
— Tete Cardozo (@Cardozo2Tete) October 4, 2021
It may not be a coincidence that the future of Raheem Sterling is being questioned at the same time as these links about Nkunku have been surfacing.
Sterling has less than two years on his current deal at the Etihad Stadium, and there is speculation that he could leave the Manchester club. Is Nkunku being targeted as a potential replacement? We shall have to wait and see.