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No release clause in Nkunku's new Leipzig deal

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Contrary to what's previously been reported, there is no release clause in Christopher Nkunku's new RB Leipzig deal, according to Kicker.
Christopher Nkunku.
Christopher Nkunku.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0
When Christopher Nkunku extended his RB Leipzig contract until 2026 last month, it was reported that his new deal included a €60-65 million release clause, which would take effect from 2023.

However, Kicker now claims this is not the case, with the German football magazine reporting that a salary increase from €3 million to €7 million per year was enough to persuade the Frenchman into signing a new deal without a release clause.

Nkunku was named Bundesliga Player of the Season after racking up 20 goals and 14 assists in 33 games for Leipzig through the 2021/22 campaign.

His impressive form saw the 24-year-old linked with a host of Europe's top clubs before he ultimately decided to commit himself to Leipzig.

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