Chelsea Completes Signing RB Leipzig Star Christopher Nkunku

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Chelsea has completed the signing of 25-year-old France and RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Christopher Nkunku.

Christopher Nkunku will now join the Premier League club in the summer. The deal was reportedly completed on Saturday, ending rumors and speculations linking the Bundesliga player of the season to Stamford Bridge.

Christopher Nkunku is one of the most prolific attacking midfielders in the Bundesliga. Last season, he emerged into the spotlights and radar of Chelsea when he delivered 15 assists and scored 20 goals for RB Leipzig.

His release clause, as set by RB Leipzig, was £53million. According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea paid £10m more to compel RB Leipzig to sell the French star.

Christopher Nkunku will now join Chelsea in the summer of 2023 and is Chelsea’s first signing since the appointment of Graham Potter as the club’s new manager.

Christopher Nkunku will be a significant boost for Chelsea, who are currently struggling with injury, with many first-team players piling up the club’s injury list.

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Armando Broja was the latest player to make Chelsea’s injury list after suffering a severe knee injury in a friendly against Aston Villa.

Other Chelsea stars struggling with injury includes Wesley Fofana, N’Golo Kante, and Reece James, Loftus-cheek, Carney Chukwuemeka, Ben Chilwell, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Kepa Arrizbalaga.

Aside from the expected arrival of Christopher Nkunku, Chelsea is also eyeing former RB Leipzig sporting director Christopher Vivell to take over the role of sporting director at the club. The Blues are reportedly close to signing a deal with Vivell.

Who is Christopher Nkunku

Born on 14th November, 1997 in Lagny-sur-Marne, France, Christopher Nkunku is France professional footballer, who plays as an attacking midfielder for RB Leipzig in Germany and also for France national team.

Christopher Nkunku is 1.78m tall. He started his football career in 2003, playing for AS Marolles for six years before joining Fontainebleau in 2009, where he played for just one year before joining PSG Academy in 2010.

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Nkunku graduated from PSG Academy after five years and made his professional debut for Paris Saint-Germain team B in December 2015.

In the same year, he made his first appearance for PSG main team, and went ahead to make a total of 82 appearances, scoring 13 goals.

Christopher joined RB Leipzig in 2019, making 109 appearances, scoring 43 goals.

Before making his debut for France senior national team in 2022, Christopher Nkunku rose through the ranks in France national team. He has featured for the U16, U17, U19, and U21 levels. Nkunku has been capped 8 times for France senior national team, and is yet to score for the team.

During his stint at PSG, Nkunku has won French Ligue 1, Coup de France, Coup De La Ligue, and Trophes Des Champions.

At Leipzig, he has won the DFK-Pokal, including other individual awards.

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