Christopher Nkunku’s expected transfer to Chelsea was officially announced today, but he will not join the squad until the end of the current season.
The Blues have been interested in the France forward for some time, and now they can finally call him one of their own. The West London Club reportedly paid more than his customary release clause transfer price of 60 million euros to secure his services ahead of the upcoming season.
Christopher Nkunku, as is widely known, is a very versatile offensive player who can play a variety of positions. He can play as a winger, attacking midfielder, or striker for France.
He is currently playing for RB Leipzig as a striker, which Chelsea should avoid if they do not want him to fail with the team. We frequently see Chelsea players struggle when placed in the center of the forward line.
Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku, Alvaro Morata, and even Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang are living witnesses to this. Chelsea’s strikers are not given consistent supplies upfront, which has an impact on their performance.
Erling Haaland’s current stellar performance for Manchester City is solely due to the excellent supply he receives from club players. As a result, Christopher Nunku will struggle to score goals for Chelsea, so it would be far preferable if he were used as a winger or attacking midfielder.