football.london has been speaking to German football expert Stefan Bienkowski about Chelsea transfer target Christopher Nkunku and what he can bring to the Blues.
When the news broke earlier this month that Christopher Nkunku had signed a pre-contract agreement to join Chelsea next summer, a number of fans said the same thing.
“Chelsea bought Timo Werner from Leipzig as well you know. Getting the same vibes with Nkunku,” one Twitter user said. Another said: “I’m afraid of Timo Werner vibes with this one.”
It’s true. Chelsea did buy Werner from Leipzig in the summer of 2020.
Nkunku is a quintessential modern-day forward and players get asked to play all across the front-line.
The France international is someone who has been tasked in playing every position across the front-line for Leipzig. Whether it’s out on the left, right or through the middle, the 24-year-old has proven his significance for the Red Bull club
The club will have some sort of plan in place for Nkunku and it will have already been discussed internally where they see him playing in the future.
He’s a very quick, skilful and direct player, a collection of attributes every number nine could do with
However, something that has now led to comparisons with one of the world’s greats in a certain Kylian Mbappe.
“As silly as it sounds to compare anyone to Kylian Mbappe, he’s perhaps the most obvious comparison,” Bienkowski added
“I’m not suggesting that Nkunku is quite as good as his compatriot, but he was being lined up as a potential replacement for the French star, had he moved to Real Madrid.