Bayern Munich will be priced out of Christopher Nkunku transfer

Bayern Munich cannot afford the signing of RB Leipzig's Christopher Nkunku. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich cannot afford the signing of RB Leipzig's Christopher Nkunku. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images) /

The upcoming summer transfer window is set to witness a lot of quality forwards switching clubs. RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku is one of the young forwards that are likely to command significant interest from various top clubs. Bayern Munich has also been linked with a move for Nkunku, but he may well be beyond their budget for the summer.

According to L’Equipe (via GFFN), RB Leipzig will not accept anything less than €100 million for Nkunku in the summer transfer window. Leipzig is eager to keep the French forward beyond the current campaign, but the player may look to take the next step in his career.

Along with Bayern, various top Premier League clubs and Paris Saint-Germain has been heavily linked with Nkunku. The French forward has managed 46 goal contributions for RB Leipzig across all competition in the ongoing campaign. His insane output and versatility are bound to attract interest from various top clubs.

Die Roten will reportedly look to bring Nkunku to Bavaria if one of Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski leaves in the summer. The Bavarian club is yet to reach an agreement with Gnabry over a new deal, while Lewandowski is reportedly eyeing a move to Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

Nkunku will be a tremendous signing for Die Roten regardless of who leaves the club in the summer. However, he will not be an economically feasible transfer for the Bavarian club. Bayern has been very mindful about spending big money on a single player over the years. The pandemic has added more strain on the finances of the club, so spending such an amount on a single player will not make sense.

Moreover, RB Leipzig will be more open to sell Nkunku outside Bundesliga. Leipzig lost two players and head coach to Bayern in the last 12 months, so they cannot afford to lose another quality young player to them. The English clubs and PSG will meet their evaluation, provided the player is also keen on the move.

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Meanwhile, SportBild’s Christian Falk has confirmed that Noussair Mazraoui has undergone medical before sealing a move to Bavaria. The Moroccan right-back will be arriving as a free transfer. It will be a massive coup for the German club as they managed to fend off interest from Barcelona and Manchester United to complete this signing.

The Bavarian club is also looking to strengthen the midfield. They remain in talks with Ajax for the transfer of Ryan Gravenberch. After clinching these two deals, Die Roten may look to add more quality to the attack and central defense.