Young German striker, Timo Werner finally officially introduced as a new Chelsea striker. The player arrived at Stamford Bridge last week and even joined the Blues’ training session.
The 23-year-old player was bought by Chelsea from RB Leipzig at a cost of 47.5 million Pounds. Timo Werner is projected to be the Blues’ main striker for the next five years, if based on a contractual agreement between the two parties.
Actually, this transfer is quite surprising, considering that previously Timo Werner was actually linked with Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
In fact, speculation that Werner’s move to Liverpool was very strong because of manager Jurgen Klopp’s interest in the player. Werner himself also several times claimed to want to be handled by the German coach.
In the end, the player chooeses to join Chelsea. Of course, he has his reasons behind the decision, including one of them being the presence of Frank Lampard in the manager’s chair.
Werner claimed to have spoken with the interpreter before making this decision.
“He is the main factor. We talk a lot of things, like the system, how he wants the team to play, how he sees me play, and how the system fits me,”
“He is really a good man who not only explains what he asks of me as a player, he also wants to help me as a man.” said Werner at Chelseafc.com.
Furthermore, Timo Werner said he was happy with his decision to join Chelsea. He considers this transfer like a dream come true.
“For me, this is a dream come true, because Chelsea is a very big club. I knew the players before they won the Champions League, there was Didier Drogba, my coach Frank Lampard and Peter Cech,”
“For me, being like them is a dream, not exactly the same, but I want to be part of a new era here. I will give my best.” he concluded.
Together with RB Leipzig, Timo Werner has performed brilliantly in the last three seasons. This season, he recorded 34 goals in 45 matches in all competitions.