RB Leipzig have been a force to be reckoned with ever since their promotion to the Bundesliga and haven’t finished outside the top six since their debut season in the 2016/17 competition, which saw them finish runners-up. The Red Bulls have continued to improve in Europe and in the league, as they challenge for a title yet again.
Timo Werner, Yussuf Poulsen, Marcel Sabitzer and many more of the reputable first-team squad are the likes of which who are talked about most frequently around the world, which means the top performances from attacking central midfielder Christopher Nkunku may go under the radar.
The 22-year-old Frenchman had a relatively slow start following his arrival from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and failed to cement himself as a first-team regular. Now, the PSG academy graduate looks like a top bargain and has more than justified the meagre £11.7million fee Leipzig paid.
Nkunku has impressed as a creative outlet for the German side, shown through the 14 assists and four goals he’s notched up in the 24 appearances he’s made in the Bundesliga – with only 16 of those being starts. Only Sancho and Muller have more assists in the league than Nkunku this season, as the youngster continues to demonstrate his potential.