Chelsea have announced the long-awaited signing of Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig.
The Blues first reached an agreement for the France international shortly after the closure of the summer 2022 transfer window.
In a statement, Nkunku said: “I am incredibly happy to be joining Chelsea. A big effort was made to bring me to the club and I am looking forward to meeting my new coach and teammates and showing the Chelsea supporters what I can do on the pitch.
“Having played in Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga, I now want to play in the Premier League, one of the strongest leagues in the world. I am very excited for this challenge and will be proud to wear the Chelsea shirt.”
Nkunku becomes the first official signing of the Mauricio Pochettino era.
The 25-year-old battled injuries during the 2022/23 season but still managed to make a huge impact in his final year at Leipzig, registering 23 goals and nine assists in 36 games across all competitions.