Nkunku linked his future with Chelsea?0
RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku has passed his medical at Chelsea and has agreed preconditions for a contract with the Blues! The deal could take place in the next transfer window.
Christopher Nkunku has been on the radar of top clubs after a successful 2021/22 season when he scored 20 goals and provided 13 assists for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga! As it turned out, it was the efforts of the 24-year-old Frenchman that helped the Red Bulls finish in the Champions League zone, otherwise they would have completely missed the European league zone. Moreover, Nkunku has proven himself both on the wing of the attack and in the center forward position.
This summer, he was a tidbit for such serious teams as PSG, Bayern or Manchester United, but in the end, Christopher decided to stay at Leipzig, where he continued his scoring extravaganza. With six goals in the starting eight meetings of the national league, Nkunku looks very solid. In addition, he finally has a place in the starting line-up of the France national team in the UEFA Nations League.
RB Leipzig could make a lot of money on the sale of Christopher Nkunku, as the striker is included in the list of the 20 most expensive players in the world according to Transfermarkt. As for us, the auction with Chelsea will start with an amount of 60 million euros, which is not unaffordable for the Londoners. The Red Bulls are no strangers to losing their leaders - in recent years they have easily released Marcel Sabitzer and Timo Werner to other teams. The latter, however, did not take root at Chelsea and has already returned.
In addition to the departure of the German, the Blues also lost Romelu Lukaku, so their line of attack needed to be reformatted. The Londoners have already taken Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - very fast and scoring players, but this is not enough for a tactical formation with three strikers. In this scenario, Nkunku would instantly fit into the core of Chelsea and take the club to a new level of development.
However, there is one more nuance. The Frenchman certainly wants to play in the Champions League with his future club, where Graham Potter’s men may not get into. Should this ever happen (with fierce competition in the Premier League!), then the ambitious 24-year-old Frenchman, a potential World Cup 2022 star, may choose another career path.