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06/04/2021 | 6:15 pm
Tottenham Hotspur now has another RB Leipzig star in their sights before the summer transfer window …
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According to Foot Mercato, Spurs are considering signing Christopher Nkunku despite facing stiff competition from their Premier League rivals, including Arsenal and Manchester United.
Interestingly, the 23-year-old midfield gem is represented by the same agent, Pini Zahavi, who brokered Jose Mourinho’s appointment in north London. He also has Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in his books.
Spurs are closely linked to Nkunku’s current teammate Marcel Sabitzer, so Daniel Levy and Co may be looking into their options before next season.
Would Nkunku be a good signature for Spurs?
Nkunku’s extensive know-how is of great importance to any interested applicant, although Spurs needs to make sure they win the race for his signature as he could be the perfect replacement for Gareth Bale, who could return to Real Madrid after his loan.
The young Frenchman can play in a wide variety of positions, no less than five different roles this season alone. His best position appears to be behind the striker, allowing Lucas Moura to return to his natural, expansive berth upon arrival, replacing Bale.
Leipzig coach Julien Nagelsmann – the reported number one goal for the future successor to Mourinho – told Bundesliga.com:
“Christopher can play as a # 10 box-to-box midfielder, winger and striker. He is versatile and has real quality in a single attack. He also fits in perfectly with our transfer DNA as a young player with great potential who, like us, can make progress as a club. He is hungry for success and we are happy to have him on board. “
Last season, the former PSG whizzkid earned the reputation of an “Assist King” when he scored 15 in the league and 16 in all competitions, according to Transfermarkt. Since then, Nkunku has added goals to his armory this season, scoring seven goals and eight assists in the Bundesliga, the DFB Cup and the Champions League.
The 23-year-old Dynamo, who is referred to as “one of the most dangerous players in the league”, has certainly performed well and is not only considered a Leipzig star with an average WhoScored rating of 7.27, but is also one of the top 15 the Bundesliga He lies above Leon Bailey, Serge Gnabry and even Sabitzer.
The £ 36m rating Nkunku would certainly arrive at a far cheaper price than keeping Bale for another season, especially since Levy is currently paying around £ 240,000 (40%) of his extortionate weekly wage of £ 600,000 per soccer ball. London.
For comparison: It is assumed that the French U21 international earns only 40,000 euros per week in the Red Bull Arena, which would currently put him in last place at Spurs.
Bale has done something in North London with five goals and two assists in the Premier League, but Nkunku has age and finances on his side here, albeit not a full upgrade in the long run.
Levy could secure Spurs a perfect replacement for the Welshman this summer by pouncing on the RB Leipzig sensation.
AND on other news, the £ 26m rating Spurs star was extremely anonymous and had fewer touches than Lloris at the Newcastle draw …