Why Chelsea must drop interest in signing Timo Werner
According to Daily Mail, Chelsea’s legal team are confident that their two-transfer window ban will be lifted and they can bring in some cavalry during the winter transfer window. As a result, the Blues are targetting RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.
Werner is one of the hottest prospects in the transfer window and even though he has signed a new deal with the Bundesliga club at the beginning of the season, his red-hot form continues to attract top European clubs.
The 23-year-old has already scored six goals in nine Bundesliga appearances this season.
In total, the German has scored 10 goals this term, which includes 2 goals for the national team (European Championship and friendlies) while the other 8 came for the club (DFB Pokal, Champions League and Bundesliga). He is yet to provide any assist this season, having played 1659 minutes.
Werner scored 19 goals in 41 club matches last season, including 16 in the Bundesliga. He also assisted 7 times in the league the last term.
Last season, his average was 0.46 goals per game compared to this season’s 0.62. Overall, he is in his fourth season with Leipzig and has appeared in 134 matches and scored 69 goals.
Chelsea, on the other hand, have flourished under Frank Lampard, who brought in academy payers in the hour of need. Striker Tammy Abraham, in particular, has utilized every opportunity this season.
Even though the 22-year-old already proved his potential last season, where he scored 25 goals for Aston Villa in the Championship, his eight goals in 10 league appearances this season has earned him a place among the rising stars.
Chelsea have another great striker in Michy Batshuayi, who is yet to get a Premier League start this season but has already scored a goal and assisted once in the 45 minutes he has played so far.
The 26-year-old has scored four goals in five appearances for Belgium in the Euro 2020 qualifiers as well. He also proved his potential in the Premier League by scoring five goals in 11 appearances for Crystal Palace last season.
Even though there is no doubt about Werner’s potential, Chelsea have a surplus in the striker position and bringing in the German would affect the game time of Abraham and Batshuayi.
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