Man Utd told to cough up €100m for Frenchman with ‘big offers expected in coming weeks’

Date published: Friday 29th April 2022 7:50 - Lewis Oldham

Man Utd target Christopher Nkunku

According to reports, Man Utd have been told that they will have to pay €100m if they are going to sign Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig this summer.

It was revealed earlier this month that United are ‘in the running’ to sign the France international.

The former PSG star signed for RB Leipzig in 2019. He has played 131 times for the Bundesliga outfit.

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Nkunku has been in sensational form for Leipzig this season. He has grabbed 17 goals and 13 assists from his 31 league appearances.

But! Football Club (via Sport Witness) are reporting that Man Utd, Juventus and PSG are ‘in the picture’ to sign the 24-year-old.

It is suggested that ‘big offers are expected in the coming weeks’. The report adds that the asking price for Nkunku will not be less than €100m.

Elsewhere, Paul Merson would be shocked if incoming manager Erik ten Hag wants Cristiano Ronaldo at Man Utd next season.

Ronaldo has been criticised by some this season for his negative influence on the team but his goalscoring abilities are undeniable.

The Portugal international has scored 23 goals in all competitions this season and five goals in the last three matches for Man Utd.

However, Merson doubts that Ten Hag will want Ronaldo to stay when he takes over and he predicts Paris Saint-Germain could pick the 37-year-old up in the summer.

Merson told Sportskeeda: “He’ll want to play in the Champions League – he’s played in it all his career.

“I’d be surprised if Erik ten Hag wants him there to be honest – he’s trying to build his team, and Ronaldo is 37 years old.

“PSG could go for him and make him their short-term replacement for Kylian Mbappe. PSG only want one thing – the Champions League.

“Ronaldo is a proven asset in the competition – he’s scored goals, he sells shirts, he’s done it all.

“Ligue 1 is an easy league, and Ronaldo will be able to focus on the Champions League at PSG. With Lionel Messi already at the club, we may well see two of the greatest players of all time playing for the same team.”


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