Christopher Nkunku scored his first goal since November 2022 and celebrated with a balloon to mark his comeback for RB Leipzig.
The incoming Chelsea player will certainly give the Chelsea fans so many memorable moments with each potential goal he scores for the Blues.
The Frenchman who has already agreed to a deal with Chelsea to join them in the summer, returned to Leipzig’s lineup after two months injury.
The return of the 25-year-old forward was marked with a goal as he got on the scoresheet just after the 28th minute as Leipzig faced Hoffenheim.
The goal marked Nkunku’s 18th goal of the season – an impressive tally considering he’s missed 13 matches this campaign.
Christopher Nkunku celebrated the goal from his heart after several weeks out of play. Recall that fitness issues also saw him miss the FIFA World Cup.
After scoring for Leipzig on Saturday, April 29, Nkunku pulled out a red colored ballon he hid in his socks and blew it as a form of celebration to mark his comeback.
The back story of this celebration was a dedication to his two-year-old son, who he admitted loves balloons.
The former PSG attacker pulled off the same celebration in the Champions League in November against Shakhtar Donetsk.
He was asked after the match – which Leipzig won 4-0 – why he celebrated with a ballon and he confirmed that: “The ballon was for my son. He likes balloons.”
Christopher Nkunku will join Chelsea in the summer after he signed a pre-contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit.
The deal is reportedly worth over £50million, although Chelsea are yet to make any confirmation on the transfer deal.
Chelsea’s new owners led by Todd Boehly already spent a whooping £600million on signing new talent at Stamford Bridge after he bought the club in 2022.
But the spending is not reflecting on their performance as Chelsea have struggled in the Premer League this season.
The Blues are currently in 12th position in the League table and they may not play in Europe in the coming season.
The West London giants have also been knocked out of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup and were eliminated by Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Christopher Alan Nkunku is a French footballer who was born on 14 November 1997 and plays as a midfielder or forward for RB Leipzig and the France national team.
Nkunku graduated from Paris Saint-Germain Academy and made his professional debut for the club in December 2015.
He then went on to make 78 appearances for PSG and won three Ligue 1 titles, the Coupe de France twice, and the Coupe de la Ligue twice.
The Frenchman joined German side RB Leipzig in July 2019, with whom he won the Bundesliga Player of the Season award and also the DFB-Pokal in the 2021–22 season.
At the International level, he represented France at multiple youth international levels, before making his debut for the senior national team in March 2022.
Christopher Nkunku Stats
Christopher Nkunku has played 16 matches (plus 5 as a sub) in the German Bundesliga season 2022/23 and has scored 13 goals (12.00 xG).
Despite averaging 25 passes per match with a pass completion rate of 82%, he has only managed to make one assist.
While in the Champions League this season, Nkunku played 6 matches (plus 1 as a sub) and scored three goals and one assist.
Christopher Nkunku’s Net Worth
Nkunku is Leipzig’s top earner, with a weekly wage of £131,000.
The Frenchman has proved himself several times on the pitch and currently has a net worth of 6 Million euros (5.2 Million Pounds).
Christopher Nkunku’s current transfer value is €80.00m and this is according to Transfermarkt.
How Good Is Nkunku?
Christopher Nkunku is a right-footed attacker who can also play in the central position and also in the wings.
He is best known for his scoring and dribbling skills, and he is extremely good at finding his way through a press and getting out of tight spaces.
Since Nkunku arrived in Germany from PSG in 2019, he has scored over 50 goals and over 40 assists in more than 130 appearances for Leipzig.
In his first season in Germany, Nkunku assisted 15 times in the Bundesliga and has 11 goals in his first two seasons in the League.
Christopher Nkunku’s Partner
Christopher Nkunku has lived a private life and has shyed away from several media interventions.
We, however, understand that the Frenchman is not single but he has failed to reveal the name of his partner nor who she is.
The only information out there in regards to his private life is the fact that he always talks about his two-year-old son but also has not revealed his name nor does the media have any of the son’s picture.