Chelsea acquired French midfielder Nkunku from Leipzig for almost a billion and a half

Chelsea acquired the French midfielder Nkunkua from Leipzig for almost a billion and a half

Hoffenheim footballer Pavel Kadeřábek (right) and Christopher Nkunku from Leipzig.

London – Chelsea footballers will be strengthened by Christopher Nkunka from Leipzig, the media estimate the severance fee at 60 million euros (roughly 1.43 billion crowns). The French international midfielder will sign a six-year contract in his new place of employment, effective from July 1. The Premier League club made the announcement on their website without disclosing financial details, as did Leipzig.

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Twenty-five-year-old Nkunku became the first signing for the new era of coach Mauricio Pochettino, who took over the London team after the season. In it, Chelsea took up to 12th place and will be without European cups next season.

“I have already played in Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga, now I want to play in the Premier League, one of the best competitions in the world. I am from I'm excited about this challenge and I'm proud to wear the Chelsea shirt,” the German league's top scorer said in a statement on the website.

Nkunku played 25 league games for Leipzig last season and scored 16 goals. He has been working at the German club since 2019, having previously spent four seasons at Paris St. Germain.