Christopher Nkunku will be joining Chelsea at the end of the season in June 2023. An agreement was close prior to the 2022 World Cup, but has now been finalised. The deal has been given the here we go signal by Fabrizio Romano, which means that it is done.
The contracts for the move have been signed and exchanged, which means that all formalities have been done. And now, it is only a matter of time before the striker’s arrival is announced by the Premier League club.
Christopher Nkunku to join Chelsea: done deal
The contract has been agreed with the player as well, while a price tag worth over €60 million has been agreed with RB Leipzig.
Prior to the start of the World Cup in Qatar, the Frenchman sustained an injury in training which ruled him out for the entirety of the tournament. He is currently recovering, and is expected to be fit in time for his move to London next summer.
Chelsea are currently in a very difficult position upfront, having lost Armando Broja for the rest of the season due to an ACL injury. They have agreed the signing of Datro Fofana during the January transfer window, but will only be getting Christopher Nkunku at the end of the campaign.
Which means a change in their attacking fortunes will need to wait for at least six more months. And it now remains to be seen when the move is announced, and whether they will sign another striker during the January window.