Chelsea has completed the signing of Christopher Nkunku. The World Cup winner Bixente Lizarazu hailed the French forward as a “complete player” who will make a significant impact in the Premier League. The £63m deal had taken place earlier, with Nkunku undergoing his medical as far back as September. And the transfer has now been officially announced.
Lizarazu, speaking about his compatriot’s move to Stamford Bridge, has expressed his belief that Nkunku’s versatility and development will be key assets for Chelsea. The French legend praised Nkunku’s rapid progress, describing him as a player capable of excelling in various attacking positions. Lizarazu emphasized that this adaptability makes Nkunku strong and crucial for the team. Moreover, he highlighted the player’s growth and maturity at RB Leipzig, where he took on more responsibilities and showcased his talent. Lizarazu suggested that Nkunku is now ready for the next step in his career.
Furthermore, Lizarazu backed Nkunku to quickly establish himself in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting lineup, acknowledging the increased competition at Chelsea compared to Leipzig. The Bayern Munich legend emphasized Nkunku’s potential and prerequisites to become a key figure in the team. Lizarazu praised the Frenchman’s style of play, highlighting his speed, agility, and technical qualities. These qualities will surely bring excitement and enthusiasm to the Premier League.
How should Chelsea use Nkunku in the squad?
In his final campaign at RB Leipzig, Nkunku delivered impressive performances, scoring 23 goals and providing nine assists in 36 appearances. His notable contributions earned him the Bundesliga Golden Boot. As Lizarazu mentioned, Nkunku’s versatility allows him to be deployed in multiple positions. But he believes that Pochettino should primarily utilize the Frenchman as a No.10, operating behind the striker. Nkunku excels in picking up the ball between the lines and driving forward, utilizing his speed and attacking prowess.
With a strong No.9 leading the attack and talented midfielders like Enzo Fernandez supporting him, Nkunku has the perfect environment to thrive at Chelsea. Evidently, his signing brings excitement and anticipation to the Blues’ supporters. Furthermore, the fans can expect a dynamic and versatile player capable of making a significant impact in the Premier League. Also, as the season progresses, football fans eagerly await Nkunku’s contributions. And the influence he will have on Chelsea’s quest for success.