Christopher Nkunku has revealed why he chose to make the £53 million transfer to Chelsea from RB Leipzig this summer.
The Blues confirmed the signing of the Frenchman earlier this week, with the 25-year-old putting pen to paper for a long-term contract at Stamford Bridge until June 2029.
His arrival saw him become the first signing of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign as head coach at Chelsea, with the Argentine being appointed earlier this month.
Nkunku has already been getting himself familiar with the club, and on Friday afternoon he journeyed around Cobham, taking in all the surroundings.
During his stroll around the training ground, the forward spoke to the official Chelsea website about what the fans can expect from him this season, he said: “I am a hard worker. I will give everything for the club, for the fans and to help the team bring some trophies. To give my best football. I hope I will make them as happy as I am to be here at this club.
“On the pitch I’m a bit quiet, but I can speak, I can shout also. But I’m very focused on the football and about winning, to do everything right, so I can say I speak with my feet. But it’s important obviously to speak to the boys on the pitch.”
Last season in Germany, the attacker put together a very impressive campaign, in the Bundesliga he recorded 16 goals in just 25 games.
He even scored the opening goal in the DFB-Pokal final which RB Leipzig went on to win 2-0, defeating Eintracht Frankfurt.
After a successful four years with the German side, Nkunku made the decision to move to west London, he explains why: “I think the project was good for me. It is a good project for me to develop myself as a player and a man also. And this is a good city, after all, and for sure I want to improve in football and I want to win trophies and improve myself also. So I think this is a good project for me at this moment. This is a good project, for sure.”
Following Chelsea’s recent tricky season, where they finished 12th in the Premier League and did not win any trophies, they will be hoping that the addition of Nkunku can help turn their fate around and lead to a much better year.