The sporting project at RB Leipzig is one of the most exciting in world football at the moment. With the young and innovative Julian Nagelsmann at the helm, a crop of exciting talent and some fantastic attacking football, RB Leipzig are a team to follow closely in the upcoming Bundesliga seasons as they could yet challenge the Bavarian dominance. One of Leipzig’s biggest assets is their ability to discover, develop and nurture young talent along with some intelligent planning in the transfer market. The acquisition of Christopher Nkunku from Paris Saint Germain for a reported fee of £13 million was another smart piece of business from Leipzig. This tactical analysis aims to provide an analysis of what Nkunku will bring to RB Leipzig.
Who is Nkunku?
Christopher Nkunku started his career at PSG, joining the academy aged 13 and made his debut for the Parisians in a Champions League game in 2015, aged just 18. He broke into the first team along with the likes of Presnel Kimpembe and his current teammate at Leipzig, Jean-Kevin Augustin. Since his debut, Nkunku has made 78 appearances for PSG, scoring 11 times and recording three assists. In the words of former PSG coach Laurent Blanc…
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