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Thursday, January 27, 2022

From Leipzig to Real Madrid: Ancelotti sets his sights on one of the Champions League figures for 2022

The group stage of the Champions LeagueAs every year, it allows us to see great performances by the best players in Europe. Either the consolidated ones like Kylian Mbappé, or those that have just begun to occupy covers, like Christopher Nkunku, the Champions League is a true showcase of stars. One of them, precisely, is the midfielder of RB Leipzig, who this season has shone with its own light in Group A against PSG, Manchester City and Bruges. For this reason, the name of the French is already on the agenda of summer transfers of the Real Madrid.

According to the OK Diario portal, Carlo Ancelotti has been captivated by the goals and assists of the 24-year-old French midfielder and would like to add him to his team for the following season. Despite the fact that the agenda already has priorities, like Haaland and Mbappé, the Italian coach would ask the board to make an effort for his arrival.

The aforementioned source explains that they have known Nkunku for a long time at Real Madrid. With the youth team of Paris Saint-Germain, the Frenchman arrived in Valdebebas to play the UEFA Youth League (2015-2016 season). From that moment, in Chamartín they put their eye on the today crack of RB Leipzig.

Nkunku, in the sights of Real Madrid.

The advantage for Real Madrid is that Nkunku has Pini Zahavi as his agent, the same one who represents the interests of David Alaba, another Valdebebas player. The relationship between the footballer businessman and President Florentino Pérez is very fluid, so the negotiations would be lighter.

It should be remembered that in recent weeks, Real Madrid has not been the only club with which Nkunku has been linked. The former PSG player has also appeared in Chelsea, Juventus and Manchester United, whose coach, Ralf Rangnick, knows him from his time with the ‘Red Bulls’ of the Bundesliga.

According to Transfermarkt, a portal specialized in soccer player appraisals, Christopher Nkunku, born in Lagny-sur-Marn on November 14, 1997, is valued at 47 million euros. So far this season, the Frenchman has 14 goals and 9 assists. Crack numbers.

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