Chelsea have sealed their swoop for France forward Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig in a deal worth a reported £63 million ($80 million) on Tuesday.
The Blues have done it again! Chelsea has officially confirmed the signing of the French star forward, Christopher Nkunku, on Tuesday in a deal worth a reported £63 million ($80 million) from RB Leipzig. Nkunku, who has been in excellent form scoring 16 goals in 25 games in the Bundesliga last season, is ready to take up the challenge of playing in one of the strongest leagues in the world.
Nkunku, whose Chelsea contract starts on 1 July, won three Ligue 1 titles and two French Cups during four years at Paris St-Germain before joining Leipzig in 2019.
The highly rated striker has accumulated football experience by lifting three Ligue 1 titles, two French Cups, and a host of other accolades he won playing four years for Paris St-Germain before joining the German club in 2019.
“I am incredibly happy to be joining Chelsea. A big effort was made to bring me to the club. I am very excited for this challenge and will be proud to wear the Chelsea shirt,” Nkunku said.
Upon joining Chelsea, Nkunku expressed his excitement to be part of the new squad and gave thanks to the management for facilitating the move. He intends to give his best on the field and make Chelsea supporters proud.
Nkunku, who has won 10 caps for France, is manager Mauricio Pochettino’s first signing since he took charge in May.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino has been given the green light to sign Christopher Nkunku since taking charge of the team in May. This signing will undoubtedly be the beginning of Chelsea’s incoming transfer business, and the fans can’t wait to see who else is coming to the club.
INFORMATION NIGERIA reports that the French forward was named Bundesliga player of the season and German PFA player of the season in 2021-22 after scoring 20 goals and contributing 15 assists in the league.
Nkunku scored in the final of the German Cup this month as Leipzig won the competition for the second successive year. They finished third in the Bundesliga last season.
It is worth mentioning that the now-former Leipzig forward was named the Bundesliga player of the season, as well as the German PFA player of the season in 2021-2022. To top it off, he had scored 20 goals and contributed to 15 assists in the league. He even managed to score a goal for his former team in the final of the German Cup earlier this month as it was won for the second successive year by his former club.