BREAKING: Chelsea Confirms Christopher Nkunku Signing From RB Leipzig

Premier League side, Chelsea FC, has completed their swoop for France international striker, Christopher Nkunku, from RB Leipzig in a deal worth a reported £63 million ($80 million) on Tuesday, June 20.

The forward had agreed a pre-contract with the London club in December and has now stamped his move to continue his football career in Stamford Bridge.

The 25-year-old signed a lucrative six-year contract with the Blues, who are embarking on a close-season overhaul as they look to bounce back from a disappointing season.

“Chelsea is delighted to announce Christopher Nkunku will join the club from RB Leipzig ahead of the 2023/24 season,” a statement on the Blues’ website reads.

Nkunku is one of the most prolific strikers in European football scoring  23 goals in 36 games for Leipzig last season.

He is the first major signing since Mauricio Pochettino was confirmed as Chelsea’s new manager at the end of May.

“I am incredibly happy to be joining Chelsea. A big effort was made to bring me to the club,” Nkunku said.

“I am looking forward to meeting my new coach and team-mates and showing the Chelsea supporters what I can do on the pitch.”

Nkunku is a graduate of the national football academy at Clairefontaine. He spent four years at Paris Saint Germain (PSG) before moving to RB Leipzig in 2019.

He earned his France national team debut last year and has been capped 10 times, injury ruled him out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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