- PSG are interested in re-signing former player Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig
- Nkunku has impressed this season being a goal machine for RB Leipzig in all competitions both domestic and in Europe
- The 24-year old left PSG for RB Leipzig in the summer of July 2019 and has since been a top player for the Bundesliga side
France giants Paris Saint Germain – PSG is interested in re-signing former academy graduate Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig as a part of a summer rebuild, SportsLeo understands.
The Ligue 1 to champion are working hard on a number of summer targets and Nkunku, who came through the youth ranks and played close to 80 games for PSG before leaving in 2019, is one of a number of players they have their eye on.
Leipzig paid just £10m to land Nkunku, but his progress has been outstanding at both domestic and European levels and he is now widely recognised as one of Europe’s top young attacking midfielders.
A host of clubs are tracking Nkunku, who has recently been called up to the France squad by Didier Deschamps, but PSG is set to make a concerted effort to bring him back to the Parc des Princes as they look to reshape their squad.
The club’s supporters have shown their displeasure with performances at various points of the season – despite being on course to reclaim the Ligue 1 title – with the likes of Neymar and Lionel Messi openly booed.
A summer of upheaval is expected in the French capital as a result, with manager Mauricio Pochettino likely to head for the exit door after failing to progress the club beyond the last 16 of the Champions League – a move that could lead to the appointment of Zinedine Zidane.
With Kylian Mbappe also on his way out, PSG is keen to get their recruitment drive right this summer and are confident of bringing Nkunku, who they see as a key part of their anticipated rebuild, back to the club despite mounting interest elsewhere.
Indeed, a source close to the situation told Sports site 90min: “PSG realise a mistake was made when Nkunku left, but would he have been able to progress as he has? Probably not, but now he is set to be offered the chance to return and both player and club believe there is ‘unfinished business’ in Paris.”
Nkunku has impressed this season for RB Leipzig both in the Bundesliga and in the Champions League. The winger has scored 15 goals in the Bundesliga and assisted a further nine, only three players have scored more than the 24-years old with Lewandowski, Patrik Schick and Erling Haaland the three players. In terms of assists, his nine assists is the third highest in the German top-flight with Thomas Muller and Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz bagging more assists than Nkunku.
Nkunku was also impressive in the UEFA Champions League, bagging seven goals in six matches for Leipzig despite the fact that they were knocked out in the competition’s group stages.
With the competition now in the quarter-finals, only four players have more goals than Nkunku and three of those are still in the competition while the other was knocked out in the round of 16. Only Robert Lewandowski, Sebastian Haller, Karim Benzema and Mohamed Salah have more UCL goals than Nkunku.