Chelsea: Signing Timo Werner means giving up on this star

Ben Chilwell, Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Ben Chilwell, Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

Chelsea fans will have to make a sacrifice with signing Timo Werner.

When news broke earlier in the week that Chelsea had struck an agreement with Timo Werner, the footballing world rightfully rejoiced. It felt like an aeon since something this exciting happened in the Premier League world.

Chelsea fans are over the moon to be signing Timo Werner, and so they should be. He is known as one of the best forwards in the world for a reason, as he hits double figures often for RB Leipzig. Ageing at just 24 years old too, his rapid nature will only improve in the Premier League.

I wouldn’t expect too many blockbuster deals to commence this summer, particularly with the scare of the Coronavirus crash. However, Werner’s buyout clause was there for the taking, so fair play to Chelsea for investing in him.

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However, one blockbuster move may hinder another, and it’s in a position of significant need for the Blues. It means they likely won’t have the funds to compete for Ben Chilwell. The young full-back, who plays for Leicester City, was thought to be a big transfer target of Chelsea’s, but he has an even bigger price tag than Werner so it likely won’t go ahead now.

Does it mean that Chelsea won’t be able to sign a full-back? No, of course not. They should still try to strengthen in this position, since Marcos Alonso is not what Frank Lampard needs right now. However, they may have to settle for less than Chilwell and if player swaps are the way to do it, then Chelsea must sacrifice.

Is Timo Werner worth the sacrifice? Heck yeah. He’s going to score a multitude of goals and rival fans, myself included, should feel very frightened by the potential of Frank Lampard’s men next season with him in the XI.

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