Christopher Nkunku joins Chelsea

Christopher Nknunku joins Chelsea

Christopher Nkunku agreed to join Chelsea for a six-year deal, paying £52m for his release with RB Leizpig. Chelsea will have to wait for July 1, to officially sign Nkunku in their squad, since it will be the time he will be officially released from RB Leizpig. In December 2022, Nkunku already signed a pre-contract agreement with Chelsea, which made this transfer not a surprise. According to reports, this deal is already planned for months. Nkunku‘s signing is the first signing for Chelsea under the leadership of Mauricio Pochettino. Additionally, Nkunku already underwent a medical for Chelsea, in preparation for his official transfer.

Christopher Nkunku: a versatile player

Christopher Nknunku
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During his stay with RB Leizpig, Christopher Nkunku was able to chip in 23 goals in his 36 games for the club this season. Three of those goals came during his seven match appearances in the Champions League. Additionally, he is a player who is capable of playing multiple positions, proving how versatile he is as a player. According to Nkunku, his transfer to Chelsea is a new and a more challenging experience for him. His transfer to Chelsea is like accepting a new challenge, as he will now play in one of the strongest leagues in the world. “Having played in Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga, I now want to play in the Premier League, one of the strongest leagues in the world,” he said.

Nkunku then expressed his excitement to join Chelsea, “I am incredibly happy to be joining Chelsea. A big effort was made to bring me to the club,” he said. Additionally, he also mentioned that he is excited to meet his new coach and teammates. “I am looking forward to meeting my new coach and teammates, and showing Chelsea supporters what I can do,” he added. Considering that Nkunku is taking a huge leap in the leagues, he is already up for a completely different challenge.

He is expected to debut for Chelsea against Liverpool during the opening of the new season. However, he may be in action for their pre-season tour in the United States. In a statement by Chelsea’s co-sporting directors, they said that Nkunku was able to prove himself in the attacks. They also expressed that they are looking forward of Nkunku bringing his talent for Chelsea. “He has demonstrated his ability at the highest level with RB Leipzig and France. We look forward to him joining up with his new teammates ahead of the new season,” they said.

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