Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku (25) will head to Chelsea next season.
European football expert reporter Fabrizio Romano announced, “Chelsea has succeeded in signing Nkunku. The contract process is 100% complete. He is scheduled to join in July 2023.”
Nkunku is a proven resource in the German Bundesliga. He stood out as 메이저사이트 a world-class striker with 35 goals and 20 assists in 52 games last season. He caught the attention of the European football world when he became the 2022 German Bundesliga MVP.
Chelsea need a striker. The departure of Timo Werner and the long-term injury of Armando Broya left a huge gap in the attacking line. It is also unclear whether Romelu Lukaku, who moved on loan to Inter Milan, will return. The performance of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was hastily recruited, also received a failing grade. This is why Chelsea brought Nkunku while spending a transfer fee of 53 million pounds (about 81 billion won).
Timo Werner (26), who had experience playing for Chelsea, gave advice to Nkunku, who is about to transfer. According to the British media ‘Daily Mail’ on the 19th (Korean time), Werner said, “Everyone has to create their own experience. I did well in the first year, and the second was just so-so.” Both positive and negative experiences can tell.”
“A club like Chelsea doesn’t play like Leipzig because there’s more competition not only within the game, but mentally as well. You have to overcome that, everyone has to find their own way.”
Werner, who has played for Leipzig since the 2016-17 season, moved to Chelsea for the 2020-21 season after scoring at least 19 goals in four consecutive seasons. However, as his goalscoring problem stood out, he was unable to display stable performances. Werner, whose position in the team has narrowed, returned to Leipzig this season after playing only two seasons.
Werner is eating rice with Nkunku. Nkunku will be heading to Chelsea from Leipzig, so Werner will have a lot of advice to offer. He is hoping for the adaptation of his teammates, emphasizing the mental part along with his performance.