Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign Timo Werner for next season to bolster their squad
Werner has signed a five-year contract with Chelsea worth 170,000 per week, with the German set to arrive at Stamford Bridge in July as part of a £47.5 million ($59m) deal. He will remain with RB Leipzig till the end of this season to complete their Champions League campaign and seal a CL spot for next season in Bundesliga.
With the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Madrid interested in Werner, it was a bit of a surprise that Chelsea managed to get the deal done so easily
As per Footy stats, He has averaged 0.97 goals per game, which is significantly higher than his last two season of 0.54 and 0.47 goals per game. He has 0.28 assists per match as well making him a team player as well.
Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Werner said:
“I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea, it is a very proud moment for me to be joining this great club.
“I, of course, want to thank RB Leipzig, the club and the fans, for four fantastic years. You will forever be in my heart. I look forward to next season with my new team-mates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans. Together we have a very successful future ahead of us.” – Timo Werner (via Chelsea website)
A lot of praise needs to be given to Marina Granovskaia, Frank Lampard and Petr Cech for sealing this deal in the smartest way possible and with Werner refusing to play the rest of the CL season,he will be ready to go all out in 2020-21 Premier League season.
What does the signing mean for Chelsea?
Werner beyond his goal scoring prowess of 30 goals and several assists, has shown off specific skills which make him a guaranteed success in the Premier League. His quick movement behind defenders, holding play up and setting up fellow teammates in perfect positions is going to help any club lacking creativity. Other skills include an incredible first touch, agility and calmly slotting the ball into the net from Leipzig’s counter-attacks. His recent goal for Leipzig was phenomenal taking a one-touch and slamming it into the top corner. He will certainly fill the void of a top-class striker.
Werner’s arrival will certainly affect Tammy Abraham‘s prospects. Lampard will find it difficult to accommodate both strikers in his formation and might have to sacrifice Tammy to the bench. Lampard brought many Chelsea youngsters into the squad with the likes of Mount,Abraham and Tomori. So it will be against his philosophy to hinder the academy graduates with first team opportunities.
There will be a lot of pressure on Werner to come into the squad and succeed because of all the spotlight on him and competition with Abraham and Giroud.
Is Timo Werner an ideal signing for Chelsea?