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Manchester United: Red Devils linked with Nkunku

Manchester United have been linked with a move for RB Leipzig sensation Christopher Nkunku recently and the Frenchman could be a superb addition to Erik ten Hag’s side this summer.

What’s the word?

According to the Daily Mail, United, Chelsea and PSG have all been put on red alert with the forward admitting that he was flattered by the interest being shown in him by some of Europe’s top clubs in a recent interview with ‘Telefoot’.

The £58.5m-rated star enjoyed a phenomenal season with the Bundesliga outfit, contributing a remarkable 35 goals and 20 assists in all competitions for Domenico Tedesco’s side.

A huge statement?

After a shocking season which saw United finish 6th in the Premier League, barely securing qualification for the Europa League, it would be a huge statement by the board to bring in one of Europe’s hottest properties in Nkunku.

The Red Devils managed just 57 goals in the top-flight last season. Nkunku contributed to 33 of his own in the Bundesliga, earning a fantastic 7.64 rating from WhoScored for his performances.

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This was enough to rank him as the second-best performer in Germany’s elite division, behind only Robert Lewandowski, which emphasises just how big a signing it would be if United could convince him to swap Leipzig for Manchester.

Leeds boss Jesse Marsch was full of praise for the 24-year-old during his time at Leipzig, saying:

“Christopher has no weaknesses. He is young and still wants a lot more.

“It’s always a good thing when a young player listens to the things we say and also wants to implement them.

“Working with him is a lot of fun as he is really intelligent and has a lot of potential.”

Although Jadon Sancho is yet to set the world alight at United after excelling in the Bundesliga, contributing just five goals and five assists last season, it would still be a huge statement if the Glazers could get a deal done.

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If United could attract Nkunku to Old Trafford ahead of Champions League clubs such as PSG and Chelsea, then it would surely cement the fact that they remain one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League, despite a lack of success in recent years.

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