Man United considered January move for Christopher Nkunku: report

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Man United looked at the possibility of bringing in Christopher Nkunku during the January transfer window.

Suddenly, Manchester United are looking a little thin in the attacking area of the pitch.

Anthony Martial being loaned out, coupled with Mason Greenwood’s horrendous off-field actions, leave the Red Devils painfully thin out wide. Factor in a Jesse Lingard who is likely to leave and the possibility that one (or both) of Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani set to depart, major work is needed.

Earlier this week, we covered a story claiming that United had added RB Leipzig winger, Christopher Nkunku, to their list of possible summer options.

Well, journalist Christian Falk goes one better. Apparently, United discussed a January move to sign the 24-year-old but in the end, the club decided ‘no’.

That’s because the need for an out-and-out striker is deemed a greater one than a move to add a winger to the squad. I’d argue that both positions need strengthening this time around, though.

Nkunku’s versatility makes him an attractive option. The fact that he can play on either wing or through the middle gives whoever the next permanent manager is real options all over the park.

I also like the fact that at 24, Nkunku is mature enough to have played almost 200 career games, meaning he’s not a complete novice and he could slot straight into the team from day one.

I guess it all comes down to transfer fee. It depends how much RB Leipzig will demand to let him leave, but you do get the impression that this isn’t a priority move for the Old Trafford club. Rather, they’ll probably leave this move until other deals are done and explore it late on in the window if Nkunku is still available.

Would a move for Christopher Nkunku in the summer improve Man United? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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