RB Leipzig’s CEO Oliver Mintzlaff puts a stop to a change in the coveted star player Christopher Nkunku (24). As the ‘Sport Bild’ reports in today’s edition, there was a meeting between the RB manager and Nkunku’s advisor Pini Zahavi, during which Mintzlaff repeatedly emphasized a transfer veto. Instead, they are pushing for an early contract extension with the Frenchman, who was voted the best Bundesliga player of the past season.
The current contract is to be extended by one year to 2025 and the salary increased to seven million euros per annum. In addition, one would have to accept an exit clause of around 60 to 65 million euros, which is a condition of signing. But it is also clear: If a top club shell out around 80 to 100 million euros for Nkunku, Leipzig could hardly resist. Most recently, in addition to Chelsea FC, who are currently looking for a successor to Romelu Lukaku, almost the entire European elite was mentioned as interested.