The signing of Christopher Nkunku by Manchester United would be a “no-brainer”, according to a journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The Leipzig striker has become one of the Red Devils’ top targets this summer and O’Rourke believes he would be a good addition to Erik ten Hag.
What is the latest news about Nkunku?
According to German outlet Sport Bild, United are one of many clubs chasing Nkunku, who has been described as ‘special’ by team-mate Tyler Adams, while former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has also waved at him. lyric earlier this season.
The in-demand 24-year-old scored an incredible 34 goals and 20 assists for his teammates to help Leipzig qualify for the Champions League and also reach the last four of the Europa League.
Seven of those goals have come in Europe’s elite competition, including a hat-trick against Manchester City in the group stage despite their side losing 6-3.
As a result, he has established himself as one of the best attacking midfielders in European football, which is why Manchester City and Newcastle are also monitoring his progress.
Sport Blid’s report says Nkunku would cost United around £63million, which would make him their sixth most expensive player ever, and O’Rourke reckons the Old Trafford side will be hoping to improve their miserable campaign under Ralf Rangnick, signing him. would be a “no-brainer”.
What did O’Rourke say about Nkunku?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Nkunku had a great season in terms of goalscoring and his stats are among the best in Europe, so it would be a real no-brainer for me if they could go and sign someone like that.”
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Would Nkunku be a good signing for Manchester United?
With the Red Devils on course for their worst top-flight goalscoring season since 2016-17, having netted just 57 goals in 37 games, the France international would be an exceptional first signing for Ten Hag.
Apart from Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes, no other player has scored more than five league goals, while Nkunku has found the net 20 times from midfield in the Bundesliga.
Not to mention his impressive creativity, with more assists (20) than any other United player, although he played for a Leipzig side that struggled for much of the season, his creativity could allow players like Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford to flourish. .
Moreover, while Nkunku has spent most of the season playing in the centre, he can play in multiple positions which could prove important with Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial all set to leave this summer.