Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig in a deal that will bolster the club’s attacking line in time for Mauricio Pochettino’s debut season.

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig in a deal believed to be around the £60million-mark.

A statement reads:

“Chelsea is delighted to announce Christopher Nkunku will join the club from RB Leipzig ahead of the 2023/24 season.

“The 25-year-old, who has been capped 10 times by France, has agreed a six-year contract, which will begin on 1 July.”

Nkunku said of joining Chelsea:

“I am incredibly happy to be joining Chelsea. A big effort was made to bring me to the club and I am looking forward to meeting my new coach and teammates and showing the Chelsea supporters what I can do on the pitch.

“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.”

Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, Chelsea’s co-sporting directors, said:

“Christopher has proved himself one of the standout attacking players in European football over the past two seasons and will add quality, creativity and versatility to our squad.

“He has demonstrated his ability at the highest level with RB Leipzig and France and we look forward to him joining up with his new teammates ahead of the new season.”

The Blues initially teased the annoncement with a tweet incuding a balloon, a nod to his favoured celebration, before writing: “Nkunku is a Blue!”

The announcement also includes a video of his best bits.

Source: Football London

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