Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023

England’s Chelsea have succeeded in strengthening their attack. German Bundesliga top scorer Christopher Nkunku (26, RB Leipzig) has been recruited.토토사이트

On the 20th (Korean time), Chelsea announced on the club’s official website that they had “signed Nkunku.” It was a foretold recruitment. Nkunku’s contract was finalized at the end of last summer’s transfer window. However, it was agreed to join Chelsea only after this season was over, and the official announcement was made this time. With a six-year contract, Nkunku will wear a Chelsea shirt until 2029. The exact transfer fee was not disclosed, but Nizar Kinsella of the British Evening Standard claimed that “Nkunku’s transfer fee was 53 million pounds (approximately 87 billion won).”

Nkunku, a French national, is a multi-player who can play the position before the attack. In the preceding two seasons, he made a name for himself as one of the best strikers in the Bundesliga. Last season, he scored 20 goals and 13 assists in 34 league games, and despite having a hard time with injuries this season, he scored 16 goals in 25 league games and took the league top scorer. Thanks to this, former team Leipzig finished third in the league and won a ticket to the European Champions League.

Whoscored.com, a European football statistics site, also gave Nkunku the highest rating of 7.35 on the team. In addition, Nkunku scored 3 goals in 7 appearances in the European Champions League in the ‘War of the Stars’. He was active in the Champions League last season with 7 goals in 6 matches.

Nkunku said: “I am very happy to be joining Chelsea. The club have put a lot of effort into signing me and I want to show my new coaching staff, colleagues and Chelsea fans what I can do. “I played in the Bundesliga and now I play in the Premier League, one of the best leagues in the world. I am very excited for this challenge and proud to wear a Chelsea shirt.”

Nkunku became the first transfer student after Mauricio Pochettino took over as Chelsea manager. He is expected to become a strong supporter of coach Pochettino as he is the most needed offensive position in the team. Chelsea this season have only scored 38 goals for the team. It was the 6th team with the fewest goals among the 20 teams in the league. Veteran Pierre Aubameyang and loanee Joao Felix both performed sluggishly. They are likely to leave the team this summer. Other Chelsea strikers who failed to live up to expectations, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic, are also rumored to be transferring.

In the future, it seems that Chelsea will reorganize the team’s attack center around Nkunku. Chelsea are linked with Victor Osimen, the Nigerian striker who helped Napoli win the league title. This season, Osimen scored 26 goals in 32 league games and won the first Serie A top scorer in his career.

Chelsea have had their worst time this season. Although it was evaluated as a strong championship candidate, it finished the season in 12th place in the league (44 points). Let alone the championship challenge, he missed the Champions League ticket. Furthermore, until the end of the season, the sluggishness continued long enough to worry about relegation to the second division. Because of this, even two commanders left the team. After sacking Thomas Tuchel (Bayern Munich manager) at the beginning of the season, he brought in Graham Porter, who led the sensation of Brighton and Hove Albion, but there was no reversal. In the end, manager Porter left the team after less than a season, and team legend Frank Lampard finished the season in the form of interim manager.

Chelsea needs a revival. Fortunately, the will to rebuild the team is certain. New owner Todd Boelli took over the team in May of last year and has brought in numerous players. The money poured in for about a year alone amounts to 600 million pounds (about 1 trillion won). Pierre Aubameyang, Wesley Popana, Marc Cucurele, Kalidou Koulibaly, Raheem Sterling, Enzo Fernandez, Mihailo Mudriq and Joao Felix were brought in. There is a possibility that the storm recruitment will continue this summer. Nkunku became the first puzzle.

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