Eintracht Frankfurt interested in Saint-Étienne’s Niels Nkounkou

Having made his move to Saint-Étienne official last month, French youth international full-back Niels Nkounkou could be set for a swift departure from the Forez side.

The former Marseille product joined Les Verts on an initial loan deal from Everton midway through last season, and emerged as one of the Ligue 2’s best performers, scoring six goals and assisting another eight as the ten-time Ligue 1 champions bounced back from a nightmare start to life in the second division. He was named in the league-wide team of the season at the end of the year.

According to L’Équipe this afternoon, the 22-year-old – who is now under contract for the next three seasons – has attracted interest from the Bundesliga. In particular, Eintracht Frankfurt have initiated talks to sign the left-back. On the international stage, Nkounkou notably featured in France’s U21 Euros campaign this past month, which ended at the quarter-final stage after a defeat to Ukraine.

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin  

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