Leipzig buy France under-21 midfielder Nkunku from PSG

BERLIN (AFP) – French under-21 international midfielder Christopher Nkunku has joined RB Leipzig from Paris Sain-Germain (PSG), the Bundesliga club announced on Thursday.

The transfer fee is around EUR13 million plus two additional payments, according to media reports.

Leipzig said Nkunku had signed a five-year contract.

“Christopher Nkunku has the qualities we were looking for,” said RB Leipzig’s Sports Director Markus Kroesche. “He is a dynamic player who can play in several positions and offers us several possibilities to vary our game.”

The 21-year-old midfielder came through the PSG youth system and since making his debut in December 2015 has made 78 appearances scoring 11 times. He appeared in 22 Ligue 1 matches last season, starting 13 times, but did not play in the Champions League.

“I am looking forward to wearing the RB Leipzig jersey. I am convinced that the club’s style of play suits me very well,” said Nkunku.