French international Christopher Nkunku joins Chelsea

The international with 10 caps in the blue jersey, who signed up for six years on Tuesday, is leaving Germany after a successful stint in the Bundesliga.

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Christopher Nkunku during the match between France and Greece (1-0), at the Stade de France, June 19, 2023. (JEAN CATUFFE / AFP)

Christopher Nkunku changes dimension again. A little over a year after being named best player of the 2021/2022 season in the Bundesliga under the colors of Leipzig, the striker, trained at Paris Saint-Germain, officially signed up for six years with Chelsea on Tuesday. June 20.

“A big effort has been made to bring me to the club and I can’t wait to meet my new manager and my team-mates and show the Chelsea supporters what I can achieve on the pitch.”, he said in the statement of his new club. At 25, having become an international with the Blues (10 caps), he joined the Blues on the London side. With the main objective of finding the Champions League, the tricolor striker explains that he is “incredibly happy” to join a club that finished 12th in the Premier League. He will also find there a former member of the Parisian house, his former captain Thiago Silva.

Double winner of the German Cup (2022, 2023), co-top scorer last season (16 goals) in the Bundesliga despite his injury which also made him miss the World Cup, Christopher Nkunku will seek to expand his record but also to impress Didier Deschamps. Often replacing in selection, he will have the opportunity to show that he can win in one of the most popular championships in the world.

For its part, the London club says to itself “delighted” of the arrival of a player who will bring “quality, creativity and versatility“, according to comments reported on the club’s website by Laurence and Paul Winstanley, the team’s sporting directors. Europe.

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