Mauricio Pochettino discloses controversial pursuit for Leipzig player as Chelsea take massive risk
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Mauricio Pochettino discloses controversial pursuit for Leipzig player as Chelsea take massive risk

Mauricio Pochettino discloses controversial pursuit for Leipzig player as Chelsea take massive risk

Mauricio Pochettino has outlined Christopher Nkunku’s initial role at Chelsea.

The 25-year-old forward is rumored to have signed a pre-contract agreement to join the Blues this summer; however, a few final issues must be resolved before his transfer becomes official.

football.london has learned that the west London club has sent scouts to monitor the RB Leipzig star over the past two seasons, and they were extremely impressed by what they saw.

Despite missing two months of the season, Nkunku and Niclas Fulldrug each scored 16 goals to share the Bundesliga golden boot.

It is believed that Chelsea has already paid the £53 million release clause for the France international, which becomes active this summer.

Furthermore, football.london has learned that Nkunku is eager to move to Stamford Bridge and that he was impressed by the way the Blues handled his transfer.

In recent seasons at the Red Bull Arena, the Frenchman has played as a center forward, an attacking midfielder, and occasionally a winger.

On the one hand, Nkunku’s versatility in the final third is viewed as a tremendous asset, whereas others are concerned that he is ‘position-less’ and requires permission to roam.

Earlier this year, he was informed in an interview with Football Manager that 28% of FM players utilize him as an attacking midfielder. When questioned about the statistic, Nkunku responded, “I believe that position suits me well.

In close proximity to the goal, behind the striker. This perfectly represents me as a player, so I enjoy playing this role frequently.

Pochettino, despite the player’s desire to play a supporting role at Chelsea, has other plans.

According to The Guardian, the Blues are ‘determined’ not to rush their search for a conventional striker this summer, and they believe Nkunku can fill the void.

According to the report, the widespread consensus is that the entire team can contribute goals, although this has not been the case with Kai Havertz leading the line.

Pochettino will almost certainly have a different perspective than Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter, and Frank Lampard.

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Max Eberl, the sporting director of RB Leipzig, affirmed in January that Nkunku will join Chelsea this summer. The west Londoners have not yet officially announced the arrival of the Frenchman.

“The signs are very, very clear that he’s moving to Chelsea,” Eberl said to BILD…

Mauricio Pochettino discloses controversial pursuit for Leipzig player as Chelsea take massive risk