Manchester United ‘would like’ to sign Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig this summer but might need to rely on ‘past glory’ to get him.
That’s according to SportBILD, who say Ralf Rangnick has told Manchester United’s scouts to start watching the French forward.
Nkunku has been the star of the show for the German side this season, establishing himself as one of the best players in Europe with 30 goals and 19 assists in 44 games in all competitions this season.
All of the biggest clubs are thought to be keen on his signature, even though it will cost €65m plus to get him.
Manchester United are known to be among his admirers and have been linked for months, but SportBILD doubt their chances of doing a deal.
They explain that the United ‘would like’ to do a deal but, because of a lack of Champions League revenue, have to ‘tighten their belt’.
In addition to that, they are yet to determine who will be their next manager and understand whether they will actually want Nkunku.
Ralf Rangnick is a ‘big supporter’ of the player, having signed him for Leipzig from PSG in 2019, and has ‘sharpened up’ Manchester United’s scouts, who were not even watching him this season.
However, with United in danger of not finishing in the top four, they’re at risk of not being able to offe, something a player like Nkunku would demand.
The newspaper then questions whether ‘past glory alone’ would be enough to lure Nkunku to Old Trafford, although the hint is that it absolutely wouldn’t.