Thursday Chelsea made the big announcement that they are willing to pay for Timo Werner. His release clause is reportedly at £49 million. Although Liverpool was in the running for signing the new player until recently, Chelsea is a better fit for Werner.
The 24-year-old player did not hide his praise for Liverpool’s team or manager Jurgen Klopp. It isn’t hard to see why with how well Liverpool has been thriving recently.
With the pandemic’s economic impact, the club wouldn’t be able to stay on top of the payments. The reported deal to sign Werner will cost an astounding £200,000 a week in wages for over six years.
Which is well deserved, since he has had 92 goals in 154 appearances. He works hard.
Although Werner had his heart set on Liverpool, he can see the future he has with Chelsea. At Liverpool, he would’ve had to compete with Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. He has expressed the fact that he doesn’t want to sit on the bench at his new team.
He was also debating on if he wants to move to a well-established team, or help build a new one. Quite frankly, for how well he plays and what he can see his future being, Chelsea is the right fit. He molds right into the vision that Frank Lampard has.
“The other side are teams that need some big changes, because they just won a few big titles, but they are not able to compete at the highest level anymore. For me, Manchester United is one of these teams. So at this point of my career, I’m asking myself: Do I want to be part of a new team, to build up something new, or do I want to stay at my team and make something great?”
Although staying at his current team is an option, the idea of him playing in Premier League is appealing. It is similar to the idea of Kylian Mbappe moving to Premier League. Both Mbappe and Werner are young and could grow exponentially in Premier League.
Take Eden Hazard as an example. Back in 2012, there was a big debate on if he would join Manchester City or Manchester United. In the end, he was signed with Chelsea. While on the team they were able to win six major trophies and two league titles within his seven years there.
Even though Werner won’t be under the same leadership, Lampard has a vision he fits into. There is a lot of potential for him, which is why Chelsea is a better fit for Werner.