June 20 (Reuters) – Chelsea have signed French ahead Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig on a six-year contract, the Premier League membership introduced on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old, who had 23 targets and 9 assists in 36 appearances for the Bundesliga facet this previous season, has been capped 10 occasions for France and will probably be Chelsea’s first signing underneath new supervisor Mauricio Pochettino.
Chelsea didn’t reveal the monetary particulars of the deal, however British media mentioned it was near 60 million kilos ($76.69 million).
“I’m extremely completely happy to be becoming a member of Chelsea,” Nkunku mentioned in an announcement.
“An enormous effort was made to carry me to the membership and I’m wanting ahead to assembly my new coach and crew mates and displaying the Chelsea supporters what I can do on the pitch.”
“Having performed in Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga, I now need to play within the Premier League, one of many strongest leagues on this planet. I’m very excited for this problem and will probably be proud to put on the Chelsea shirt.”
The Stamford Bridge outfit will search to revive their fortunes underneath former Tottenham Hotspur supervisor Pochettino after ending twelfth within the not too long ago concluded marketing campaign, their worst end to a season since 1994.
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