Despite A Knee Injury, Christopher Nkunku Will Still Join Chelsea

Despite A Knee Injury, Christopher Nkunku Will Still Join Chelsea

Despite the fact that the RB Leipzig forward suffered a knee injury that forced him to miss the World Cup, Chelsea are still planning to sign him next summer.

The 25-year-old was initially called up to France’s World Cup squad, but tore knee ligaments during the squad’s final training session before flying out to Qatar.

Nkunku is expected to be out for around eight weeks as a result of the injury, ruling him out of France’s World Cup defense, as well as the start of the domestic season with Leipzig.

However, according to Le10 Sport, the injury will have no impact on the winger’s expected move to Chelsea next year, as the player has already completed his medical..

Despite A Knee Injury, Christopher Nkunku Will Still Join Chelsea

Although the deal has not been officially announced, it is believed that the two parties have agreed on personal terms and that Chelsea is willing to pay his £53 million release clause.

There had been speculation that The Blues might try to move the transfer forward to January, but no deal is expected to be completed until July 1 at the earliest.

Nkunku has 12 goals in 15 Bundesliga games this season, helping Leipzig climb to third place before the international break..

This season, the France international has continued his form from last, when he scored 35 goals and created 20 more in 52 appearances across all competitions.

Chelsea, on the other hand, has struggled this season, losing four of their five games leading up to the break, including each of their last three without scoring.

Graham Potter’s side will return to domestic action on December 27 against Bournemouth, and will spend Christmas in eighth place in the Premier League table.

France, meanwhile, won their World Cup opener 4-1 against Australia on Tuesday, but were dealt another injury blow when Lucas Hernandez joined Nkunku, Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, and Paul Pogba on the sidelines..

Published on: November 24, 2022. at: 7:05 pm

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