Antonio Rudiger reveals how he convinced Timo Werner to join Chelsea
Defender Antonio Rudiger apparently has a share in the transfer of Timo Werner to Chelsea. The player claimed to have seduced the young German striker to move closer to Stamford Bridge.
As is known, Chelsea have already completed the process of recruiting Werner from RB Leipzig since last week. According to the news, the Blues paid 60 million Euros for the 24-year-old player.
This transfer is actually quite surprising, the article Timo Werner later actually more often associated with Liverpool. In fact, reportedly coach Jurgen Klopp had time to approach the former Stuttgart player.
British media reported that in the end Liverpool withdrew from the Werner hunt because they were less comfortable with the official tagged by RB Leipzig for the German player.
Next season, Timo Werner is confirmed to be costumed Chelsea, and defender Antonio Rudiger claims he has seduced his former colleague to move closer to Stamford Bridge during the lockdown period.
“I talked to him before because we have known each other for a long time,”
“We talked a lot during the lockdown and he told me that he was interested in coming to England. Of course I then do my part, what should I do,” Rudiger said on the Chelsea official website.
Furthermore, Antonio Rudiger claimed that he could not wait to become a teammate with Timo Werner. He claimed to have known the player since he was 17 years old.
“Just like everyone, I am very happy that he chose Chelsea and I can’t wait to play with him. I have known him since he was 17 years old and he played very well in the last few seasons. He can be very important to us, “he said.
Indeed, Rudiger and Werner had played together in Stuttgart, the defender was amazed by the development of the former colleague.
“He is a serious threat for the defenders. RB Leipzig is a team that relies on counterattacks but in terms of attacking the defense, he looks like Jamie Vardy.
He is very fast and if a defender makes a mistake and loses the ball, he will use it!” said Rudiger.