Opinion: Chelsea could save a fortune if Enzo Maresca utilises £52m star instead of Julian Alvarez pursuit

Nkunku could be a better investment over Alvarez for Chelsea

According to reports, there have been speculations of Chelsea trying to get the World Cup champion, Julian Alvarez, away from the Etihad to fulfil their need for midfielders, which would cost them £80m. However, the Blues can save a fortune by utilizing Christopher Nkunku, who joined Chelsea last summer on a six-year contract for a fee worth £52m.

The 26-year-old endured an injury-ridden season and couldn’t contribute enough on the pitch. Nkunku will hope to remain fit after he was not called up for the France squad ahead of Euro 2024, which gives him enough time to improve his fitness.

The forward hopes to replicate his Leipzig form at Chelsea, as he ended the 2022–23 season with the most goals and won the Bundesliga Golden Boot despite being out injured with a knee injury.

The former RB Leipzig forward, who scored 16 goals and six assists in 25 Bundesliga matches, can play as both an attacking midfielder and a Second Striker

He has been one of the top offensive players in European football over the past two seasons and will offer talent, creativity, and variety to our group.

Christopher Nkunku key part of Chelsea plans for next season and for the future
Christopher Nkunku key part of Chelsea plans for next season and for the future

He is the type of player who brings experience and composure to the game; his addition would have made a big difference last season had he remained fit for the entirety of the last campaign.

Nkunku is only one of the seasoned players who will be valuable next term and help the club with its development.

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His versatility and creativity add a different dimension to the team’s offensive play, making them more unpredictable and harder to defend against

Chelsea’s attack has shown flashes of brilliance this season, but they’ve lacked a consistent threat up front. Nkunku could be the missing piece of the puzzle, as we will play under a new manager.