Christopher Nkunku is staying! RB Leipzig and the Bundesliga player of the season 2021/22 have agreed on a two-year contract extension until 2026.
Christo joined RB Leipzig from Paris Saint-Germain in summer 2019 and has amassed a total of 93 goal involvements in 134 competitive games. Last season, he broke Timo Werner’s club record for most goal involvements in a season when he had a direct hand in 54 goals and was also named the Bundesliga player of the season.
In addition to helping the club win their first-ever DFB-Pokal trophy, Christo was also part of the RB Leipzig sides that reached the semi-finals of the Champions League (2019/20) and Europa League (2021/22).
The versatile attacker has been a France international since March 2022 and has recorded two assists in four games for his country.
“I’m pleased to continue wearing the RB Leipzig shirt. After our great achievement in winning the DFB-Pokal, it remained clear that my story here isn’t over yet – we want more! I was really impressed with the club’s efforts to keep me, so a big thanks goes to those responsible for the trust in me and especially to Oliver Mintzlaff, with whom I was always in close contact. RB Leipzig have made a name for themselves on the international stage in recent years and have shown time and again that we can compete for titles. We want to build on that going forward and go one step further.”
Christopher Vivell, Technical Director:
“We’re proud and happy to have been able to keep hold of one of the best players in the world at the moment. There are only a few players who can match the speed, flair and mentality that Christo possesses. In addition to that comes his incredible goal involvements this season. Christo has developed into one of the Bundesliga’s best players at Leipzig and has also become a regular with the France national team. This success story is something that we want to continue writing together.”
Florian Scholz, Commercial Director Sport:
“We always said that we wanted to go into the new season with Christopher Nkunku on board, so we’re all the more pleased that we were able to extend his contract by two more years until 2026 despite the top-class European competition. We have established ourselves among the best teams in Europe in recent years and have qualified for the Champions League for the fifth time in six years. After the cup win this season, we want to go on for more successes in the future. As this contract extension should prove, we are still hungry for more!”
RBL career statistics
134 games | 47 goals | 46 assists
93 games | 31 goals | 36 assists
Champions League record:
22 games | 8 goals | 5 assists
Europa League record:
5 games | 4 goals
14 games | 4 goals | 5 assists
DFB-Pokal winner 2022