Why Timo Werner would be a perfect signing for Lampard’s Chelsea
The Sun (h/t Marca) suggests that Chelsea have placed RB Leipzig star Timo Werner on their radar.
After a successful attempt to cut-short their two-window transfer imposed by FIFA, Chelsea are looking to strengthen their squad in the upcoming transfer window.
Academy graduates Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham, Reece James, and Callum Hudson-Odoi have been introduced in the starting line-up this season. They have done a decent job so far and the Blues would be aiming to finish the season in a good way.
In spite of the youngsters performing without any hindrance, Frank Lampard would be looking to add depth in his squad as they need to be more effective when the season gets tougher in the latter half.
Timo Werner would be a good choice for the Blues if they are looking for a striker who can take the burden off Tammy Abraham’s shoulders and support him on their way to glory.
Werner, 23, rose through the ranks of Stuttgart’s youth system and has become a household name in Germany since his move to RB Leipzig in 2016. The striker’s career has been on an upward trajectory since gracing the Bundesliga. His irresistible form has caught the eyes of several European heavyweights.
In over 200 appearances in the Bundesliga, the diminutive forward has scored a whopping 76 goals and has provided 39 assists in Germany’s top-flight. In the last four seasons, Werner has consistently crossed double figures in scoring and has been RB Leipzig’s key member in their rise to the top.
Recently, he was referred to as the ‘German Lewandowski’ by media in Germany, according to the Daily Mail. He is considered to be Bundesliga’s hottest prospect and by putting inconsistent performances, Werner would dominate the headlines soon.
The Sun (h/t Marca) also suggests that Olivier Giroud is close to the exit door from Stamford Bridge. Michy Batshuayi has also seen very less game time and therefore, it would be the right time for the Blues to pounce on Werner.
The German international would fit into Lampard’s squad with ease. He has got immense experience to play at the highest level and is known to be confident whenever he takes to the pitch. His goalscoring prowess has been proved in Germany.
In 13 games this season, Werner has scored 13 goals and has 5 assists to his name already. Leipzig are currently 2nd in the league standings and under Julian Nagelsmann, Werner seems to have become a lethal striker who can finish in style.
At Chelsea, playing alongside other youngsters, Werner might find it easy to cope with the team. His versatility shows he can play anywhere in the forward line and this would be of immense help to Lampard, who has trusted the youngsters to ensure the Blues’ reign at the top.
The 23-year-old is known for his pace and is known to be a threat during counter-attacks. In the Bundesliga this season, Werner has registered 3.8 shots, 2 key passes and 1.8 dribbles per game. He has enjoyed a passing accuracy of 77.9%, according to Whoscored.
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Chelsea can be assured of goals with Werner in their team and therefore, forking out £27m for the striker is a no-brainer, with Manchester United and Liverpool also lurking around to sign him. All said and done, Werner would be perfect for Chelsea given his qualities.