Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has described RB Leipzig star, Christopher Nkunku as very power and exceptional player who could become a great asset for Chelsea if a deal is finally reached for him.
Recall that Nkunku scored 35 goals in all competitions for Leipzig in the 2021-22 season and has continued in top form this season.
He has already netted nine goals in 13 games so far this season.
Chelsea appear to have won the race to sign the 24-year-old, with reports initially claiming Nkunku had signed a pre-contract agreement and even undergone a secret medical at Stamford Bridge.
In an interview with BT Sport , the former England international stated that Nkunku will excel if he joins Chelsea.
“He’s powerful, got great technique, can dribble, he can pass, his numbers are good…I think he’s outstanding. Watching him play right now, he looks full of confidence.”
“He’s always been identified as a big talent.
“You can see the confidence and I’m not surprised he’s coming to the Premier League.”
Nkunku was born in France and is of Congolese descent. He was a French youth international, representing the country at under-16, under-19, under-20 and under-21 levels. He made three appearances for the under-20 team at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Nkunku was called up to the senior France squad for the first time for friendly matches against Ivory Coast and South Africa on 25 and 29 March 2022, respectively. He made his debut as a starter in the game against Ivory Coast.
Christopher Alan Nkunku was born on 14 November 1997 in Lagny-sur-Marne, Seine-et-Marne. He began playing football with AS Marolles as a six-year-old. In 2009, he joined Fontainebleau, where he was spotted by scouts of several professional clubs. Despite his young age and childlike physique, he was noted for “his speed, his technique and his vision of the game”, as recalled by Norbert Boj in 2020, former head of the Fontainebleau football school He would line up in all positions across the midfield, a versatility he, according to another coach at the club, owed to his “technical prowess, obviously, but especially his intelligence of play”.
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