There is a reported agreement for Chelsea to sign Christopher Nkunku and the Blues make a decision on the available Cristiano Ronaldo
Their are one or two assets at Stamford Bridge that could be part of a new, currently under development attack. A couple. But Chelsea desperately need further firepower in order to realise ambition, along with returning to where they belong: winning finals and lifting the Premier League trophy.
The CFC attack is definitely not the only area requiring reinforcement: requisite fullbacks and midfielders will be needed. I see the goalkeeper position as arguably the solely adequate department. We know that Todd Boehly et al. will invest, so the only issue is selecting appropriate targets to increase efficiency and potency.
With respect to forwards, the Blues appear to have chosen the perfect addition, but a footballer who comes with a hefty cost and is currently sidelined: Christopher Nkunku. More on the Frenchman later.
Thankfully the west London side are said to have decided not to pursue the ageing, ultra-talented yet egotistical nightmare of an icon that is Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo, now playing as a leisurely and often unhurried centreforward, has left Manchester United – supposedly by mutual consent – and is being touted as a potential CFC signing.
Though the latest is that the Portugal international wouldn’t fit in with Graham Potter’s ethos, style or team. Therefore Ronaldo won’t be joining the capital club. In the summer, Boehly suggested the former Red Devil to then head coach Thomas Tuchel, who supposedly discouraged the opportunity. Bullet dodging comes to mind.
Agreement in place for Chelsea to sign Christopher Nkunku as fee revealed
Back to Nkunku now because there are an increasing number of reports claiming that the specialist second striker will be a Blue come the end of the current season. Below is a tweet from Journalist Ben Jacobs containing further information.
Included amongst the details is the price: €70million. Obviously this is a huge amount of money, in anyone’s language.
Nevertheless, to capture a player of this astonishing level of competence, paying a ridiculous quote is sadly necessary. In fact, I believe that this is actually a good deal when current market figures are taken into account.