Christopher Nkunku agrees Chelsea contract: According to reports, Chelsea and RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku have reached a long-term agreement that will last until the summer of 2028.
After tallying an astonishing 35 goals and 20 assists in 52 games for Die Roten Bullen in the 2021–22 season, the France international was said to have been desired by many major teams.
Nkunku, 25, pledged his future to Leipzig with a new deal that runs until the summer of 2026, despite interest from Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United.
In the 2022–23 season, Nkunku has continued his impressive goal-scoring record, tallying 17 goals and 4 assists in 23 appearances. Earlier, it was rumored that Nkunku had already had a physical with Chelsea in preparation for a move in 2023.
Nkunku’s transfer to Stamford Bridge is a “done deal,” and the former superstar of Paris Saint-Germain will finalize his move to the Premier League in July, according to writer Nicolo Schira.
Nkunku’s deal with Graham Potter’s team will last through the conclusion of the 2027–28 campaign, and Leipzig will pay a price of €70 million (£60 million), according to Schira.
Nkunku was selected for the France team to compete in the 2022 World Cup, however he was forced to withdraw from the competition after suffering a catastrophic knee injury during training before Les Bleus left for Qatar.
Although Leipzig has not given a timetable for the attacker’s rehabilitation, the injury is believed to keep the attacker out of action for at least another four weeks and maybe as many as six. This is not expected to stop the attacker from moving to West London, though.
Nkunku played with PSG from 2010 until 2019 before switching to Leipzig, where he has scored 64 goals and assisted 51 times in 159 games and won the DFB-Pokal last season with Die Roten Bullen.
Christopher Nkunku agrees Chelsea contract
Chelsea are reportedly leading the battle to sign Croatian center defender Josko Gvardiol, so Nkunku is not the only Leipzig player who could want to leave Leipzig for England’s premier league club in 2023.
The 20-year-old has impressed for the Chequered Ones at the 2022 World Cup and recently added fuel to the fire surrounding his future by refusing to rule out a future move to Stamford Bridge.
“About me and Chelsea? I don’t know. You know what happened in the last few months. To be honest, I have no idea,” Gvardiol told The Athletic.
“My agent is taking care of this and we will see. Right now, I’m happy in Leipzig. I don’t know, we will see – you never know. You know the stories and these things, but all I can say is that I’m happy in Leipzig and right now I’m going to stay there and perform for them.
“It’s a big club of course and, who knows, maybe one day I will be there. It’s really nice to see things like this, especially because there is [Mateo] Kovacic, so you never know. I talk with him.”
While Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur are keeping an eye on him, Gvardiol has also raised the possibility of moving to Real Madrid.