Chelsea has made an exciting new signing in the form of French forward Christopher Nkunku, who has joined from Leipzig on a six-year deal. The 25-year-old, who has been capped 10 times by France, will begin his new contract on 1 July.
Nkunku is a graduate of the famed French national football academy at Clairefontaine and started his professional career at Paris Saint-Germain. He made 78 first-team appearances and was involved in three Ligue 1 title wins and two Coupe de France triumphs before departing for RB Leipzig in the summer of 2019.
It is in Germany that Nkunku built his reputation as one of the finest forwards in European football. He scored 35 goals in all competitions during the 2021/22 campaign and was named Bundesliga Player of the Season and German PFA Player of the Season. The DFB-Pokal was also won.
The versatile attacker struck a further 23 goals this season to help Leipzig secure a third-place finish in the Bundesliga and retain the DFB-Pokal.
Speaking on his move to Chelsea, Nkunku expressed his excitement for the challenge ahead. “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. I am very excited for this challenge and will be proud to wear the Chelsea shirt.”
Chelsea fans will be eager to see Nkunku in action, as he brings his impressive attacking prowess to the club. With his experience in top European leagues, he is sure to be a valuable asset to the team.