Good news for Chelsea! Christopher Nkunku wins Bundesliga Golden Boot despite missing three months through injury

Christopher Nkunku RB Leipzig 2023Getty Images
  • Nkunku scored 16 league goals
  • Was injured for three months
  • Set to join Chelsea this summer

WHAT HAPPENED? Nkunku signed off his spell at Leipzig in some style, as he scored twice in a 4-2 win over Schalke. The goals have ensured he claims the 2023-24 Golden Boot, as he scored 16 times, alongside Werder Bremen's Niclas Fullkrug.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The versatile ace is set to link up with Chelsea this summer and his feat is all the more impressive given his injury record. He missed a total of three months with a torn knee ligament and then a torn muscle fibre. Still, he has managed to match Fullkrug punch for punch, and has one more game before he heads to Stamford Bridge; Leipzig play Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB-Pokal final next weekend.


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WHAT NEXT FOR NKUNKU? He will link up with Chelsea and incoming manager Mauricio Pochettino after the club agreed a €60 million (£52m/$64m) deal, although the transfer has yet to be officially confirmed.