Chelsea have signed talented French attacker Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig for a reported fee of £52 million.
The 25-year-old, who had an impressive season in the Bundesliga last season, scoring 16 goals in 25 appearances, is manager Mauricio Pochettino’s first signing since taking over in May.
Expressing his delight at joining the London club, Nkunku said, “I am incredibly happy to be joining Chelsea. A big effort was made to bring me to the club. I am very excited for this challenge and will be proud to wear the Chelsea shirt.”
Eager to test his skills in the highly competitive Premier League, he added, “Having played in Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga, I now want to play in the Premier League, one of the strongest leagues in the world. I am looking forward to meeting my new coach and teammates and showing the Chelsea supporters what I can do on the pitch.”
Nkunku, whose contract with Chelsea begins on July 1, has an impressive track record, having won three Ligue 1 titles and two French Cups during his four-year stint at PSG before joining Leipzig in 2019.