CHELSEA TO ANNOUNCE CHRISTOPHER NKUNKU SIGNING DESPITE LIVERPOOL INTEREST
Chelsea will soon announce the signing of RB Leipzig superstar Christopher Nkunku, with Liverpool set to miss out on the French international’s signature despite months of interest.
According to Sport Bild via RB Live, the west London side will confirm the arrival of Nkunku ‘very soon’, with Chelsea agreeing a deal with the Bundesliga side to sign the 24-year-old attacker last month as reported by the Athletic, with the Leipzig forward one of Europe’s most prolific goalscorers in the last 12 months.
This season alone has seen Nkunku score 17 goals in all competitions, with the former PSG star on track to beat his personal-best record set last campaign of 35 goals in total, with the attacking midfielder also bagging an incredible 20 assists for Leipzig in the 2021/22 term
Fussball Transfers had previously reported that Liverpool were chasing Nkunku, along with the likes of European rivals Real Madrid. However, it is Chelsea who have won the race for the Paris-born phenom, with the Blues potentially bringing their years-long striker search to an end.
Chelsea have spent hundreds of millions on strikers from Alvaro Morata to Timo Werner to Romelu Lukaku, yet neither have worked out for the west London side, and there’s a growing confidence that Nkunku could be the winning ticket to ending this striker curse.
Indeed, Liverpool will be fuming that they missed out on Nkunku, given that his style of play would have suited Jurgen Klopp’s system to a tee. However, the Reds can take some solace in knowing that there’s a good chance that the 24-year-old could join the long-list of big-money strikers to utterly flop at Chelsea.
Nkunku’s raw numbers over the last two seasons have been nothing short out outrageous, with the French attacker scoring a mind-boggling 52 goals since the start of last campaign, a record only Robert Lewandowski can best in Europe’s top-five leagues. Yet Chelsea’s striker curse could play it’s ugly hand once again in 2023.
After all, Chelsea have been in this same position before when signing a new superstar striker, and whilst Nkunku’s numbers are arguably the best the Blues have seen from an in-coming attacker, there’s still always that chance that the Liverpool target could fail to impress at Stamford Bridge