Chelsea have been shown the kind of player they have signed in Christopher Nkunku after the RB Leipzig star continued to knuckle down in training despite his widely rumoured move. The Frenchman is expected to join the Blues next summer after it was reported that he had put pen to paper on a deal agreed with the Bundesliga side believed to be worth in excess of £52.7million.
The French international is considered to be one of the best players in the German top-flight and can play in a range of attacking positions including as a No 10 and upfront. He has scored 57 goals in 151 appearances for Leipzig and has also contributed 48 assists since his arrival from PSG in 2019.
His performances attracted attention from a host of the biggest clubs in European football with Manchester United among the clubs believed interested in his signature. However, it appears that Chelsea have won the race to sign him after a deal was reportedly agreed with Leipzig. The 24-year-old has a release clause worth £52.7m which activates at the end of the season however the Blues are believed to have bid more than this to ensure they do not miss out in 2023.
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Given the issues Chelsea have had in attacking positions in recent years Nkunku sounds like the exact sort of player the club needs. The likes of Romelu Lukaku and Hakim Ziyech are not renowned for their work rate, something the Frenchman excels at, scoring consistently in the process.
It remains to be seen whether or not Nkunku will officially make the move to Chelsea although it looks very likely to happen. Silva’s quotes will make the Stamford Bridge faithful more excited about what is to come as they look to challenge for the Premier League again under Graham Potter.
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