RB Leipzig duo split opinion in Chelsea transfer audition with Europa League moment vs Rangers
RB Leipzig duo and Chelsea targets Christopher Nkunku and Josko Gvardiol put in mixed performances in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League semi-final against Rangers.
Both players with their Leipzig teammates came into the contest with a 1-0 advantage earned in the first leg via ex-Man City full-back Angelino’s late strike in Germany. However, an inspired Rangers weren’t to be deterred as James Tavernier, Glen Kamara and John Lundstrum wrote their name into Gers folklore with their second leg strikes which sent Giovanni Van Bronckhorst’s side to Seville after his side won the second leg 3-1.
From a Chelsea perspective though, two of the Leipzig players, in particular, were under the watchful eye of supporters who wanted to do some more scouting on transfer targets ahead of this summer’s transfer window. Both Nkunku and Gvardiol have been reported to be of some interest to Marina Granovskaia and co who are looking to back Thomas Tuchel once the club takeover is completed.
One of those players shone through more than the other will the more well known Nkunku arguably being Leipzig’s man of the match in the defeat at Ibrox. Guardiola’s cross from the left was volleyed home in the area by the Frenchman who has only enhanced his reputation ahead of the Blues potentially making a big-money swoop for a player held in high regard by Tuchel.
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