Christopher Nkunku is yet to have any contact with new Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino, but is relishing the prospect of working under the Argentine.
The France international’s £52million move to Stamford Bridge was officially announced earlier this week, but a deal to bring the player to west London had been agreed as far back as last November.
Pochettino, meanwhile, is yet to officially commence work on his Chelsea rebuilding project but will no doubt welcome the early arrival of one of Europe’s most prolific young strikers, even if he is yet to explain his plans to his first major signing.
‘I have not had a chance to speak to him, not yet,’ revealed the former PSG and RB Leipzig star in his first interview with his new club.
‘I spoke to some of my friends from Paris about him a little bit. I speak about him a little bit with some of the players.
‘They told me that he’s a very good coach and I’m excited to work with him.’
Nkunku scored 23 goals in 36 games for the Bundesliga side last season and Chelsea will hope he can finally end the club’s wait for a prolific striker.
The 25-year-old began his career as an attacking midfielder but he was always confident he could operate effectively higher up the pitch.
‘It never surprised me because it is just about my motivation,’ he said when asked if he had any doubts about playing further forward.
‘I want to improve, to progress every day, so wherever they tell to me to play, I play, and I wanted to improve in every position.
‘So that’s the way I go about everything and why I was able to score goals after changing.
‘I was not surprised because I know my qualities, I know what I am capable to do, so I’m not surprised.’
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