Another player of African descent agrees deal with Chelsea
Published: October 03, 2022
Another player of African descent agrees deal with Chelsea

RB Leipzig's France international of Congolese descent Christopher Nkunku has reportedly signed a pre-contract agreement with Chelsea.

According to David Onstein of The Athletic (subscription required), the Blues have activated the full release clause of £53m to ensure they move faster than their rivals.


In a similar report, Fabrizio Romano who quoted Bild (a German news outlet) said that the French international of Congolese descent had a secret medical with Chelsea in Frankfurt last month.


The 24-year-old is expected to join Graham Potter's men in the summer of 2023, putting an end to his spell with RB Leipzig.

The PSG Academy graduate had a stellar campaign last term, having 55 goals contributions (35 goals and 20 assists) in 52 appearances across all competitions.

In this ongoing campaign he has continued where he left off, scoring eight goals and assisting one in 12 games.

Chelsea had a busy summer, bringing in four players of African descent Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Carney Chukwuemeka, Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana.


Marc Cucurella and Raheem Sterling were signed from Brighton & Hove and Manchester City respectively.



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