Chelsea are putting everything in place to officially announce and unveil Christopher Nkunku, who is expected to be their newest lethal addition to their attacking department this season.
Reports in January revealed that Chelsea had already agreed a deal with RB Leipzig for the transfer of Nkunku and he would join up with the Blues after the expiration of his deal with the German side in June.
Christopher Nkunku won the German Bundesliga golden boot despite missing nine matches this campaign due to injury.
He netted a brace in RB Leipzig’s 4-2 victory over Schalke last Saturday to take his goal tally to 16 goals in total.
German International Niclas Fullkrug fired blanks in SV Werder Bremen’s 1-0 loss at the hands of Union Berlin.
That basically indicated that Christopher Nkunku and Niclas Fullkrug would go home with the gong as they both ended the season tied on 16 goals.
Former Paris Saint Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is on the verge of being appointed manager of Chelsea after agreeing a deal in principle to become the next manager of the West London side.
Frank Lampard is set to take on his last game on Sunday as Chelsea welcome the Magpies to Stamford Bridge.
Christopher Nkunku’s incoming could be the solution to Chelsea’s problem in terms of goals as Kai Havertz and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang have both been poor this season.
Nkunku has shown that he has got what it takes to score goals and he probably might come good for Chelsea.
After Leipzig’s win over Schalke which was their last game of the campaign, the Frenchman took to Instagram to appreciate RB Leipzig’s supporters in view of the DFB-Pokal final next Saturday.
He posted a picture of himself holding the top scorer’s gong after he scored the most goals this season alongside Niclas Fullkrug.
Nkunku captioned the Instagram post with: “The best way to end this season at home with a W ➕ the @bundesliga top scorer award ❤️🤍. Thank you guys for the incredible support ✨ Time for @dfb_pokal final 🤜🏾🤛🏾
RB Leipzig play Eintracht Frankfurt on the 3rd of June and that game is expected to be Nkunku’s last game in the colours of the German side.
After playing his final game for The Red Bulls, he would then complete a deal estimated to be within the region of £52 – 54 million to join Chelsea.
Mauricio Pochettino is understood to be requesting for a new striker this summer which might probably be alongside Christopher Nkunku.
Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku is also set to make a comeback to Chelsea this summer after the expiration of his loan deal with Inter Milan.
Christopher Nkunku joined RB Leipzig from Paris Saint Germain in 2019 for an estimated €13 million in addition to bonuses.
He has gone on to score 69 goals in 171 appearances for the side. In total Nkunku, has scored 85 goals in 276 appearances.
The Frenchman could not represent Les Blues at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar after he picked up an injury during training.
Christopher Nkunku certainly has excellent attributes in his game that includes; creativity, pace, finishing amongst others and Chelsea fans would be hoping he can bring such quality to England.