Chelsea told Werner a good fit, Blues getting Rush-esque type player, Chelsea need £100m powerhouse, Chelsea told Werner better than Auba deal
Werner a good fit, Chelsea getting Rush-esque type player, Koulibaly message sent, Werner better than Auba deal in icchelseanews roundup
Pundit Alan McInally believes RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner would be a good fit at Chelsea and says the player’s versatility would make him a huge asset
He has scored 75 goals in 122 matches since making his RB Leipzig debut in 2013. Only Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski (29) has netted more Bundesliga goals than Werner (25) this season.
His performances, and that relatively low price tag on his head has meant that we have made the first move to try and get the little star to sign up, with reports suggesting he has agreed a £170,000-a-week deal to make the move to London.
And Sky Sports pundit McInally has opened up and claimed that the German striker will be a very good fit for the the club
He told Sky Sports: “He’s a really good player and £50m in the world of football nowadays is as good a price as you’re going to get for a player who has so much potential. What he has is a versatility, but he doesn’t just play through the middle – he can play in a wide area and cuts in.”
“He was playing as an out and out centre forward at Stuttgart and it was only under Julian Nagelsmann at Leipzig where he was put out wide in a game against Bayern Munich to try to counter Bayern’s wide players. He’s very quick and showed his ability and versatility from there.
“Chelsea have some really good young players but I don’t see a problem with him coming in. I thought he’d end up at Liverpool given the German connection, but it will be a case of who Chelsea look to play alongside him.
“There’s been more responsibility put on him this season and he’s responded. He has sometimes even played in a No 10 role which again has shown his versatility.”
Timo Werner would be a better signing for Chelsea than Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to former Blues midfielder Craig Burley
“Magnificent signing if it happens,” Burley said on ESPN FC.
“Ticks all the boxes, he’s got over 30 goals this season, it was over 20 last season and the season before.
“So the consistency’s there, the flexibility’s there, the work-rate’s there, the pace is there, he can play off the left where he has quite a lot, he can play through the middle, and of course he’s a goalscorer.
“On top of that he’s 24 and that was the big thing.
“We talked about Chelsea’s potential interest a few days ago in Aubameyang who’s an excellent player.
“But he’s 31 [this month] and I think Lampard and Chelsea are trying to go down the route of younger players, quality players who may have a sell-on at some point.
“So this ticks all the boxes for Chelsea if they can get it done. A magnificent signing.”[the_ad id=”164″]
Frank Leboeuf says Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly would be needed at Chelsea, with a whole host of clubs linked with a possible move.
There has been some big reports in the media suggesting that Manchester United are ready to swoop in and try to bring Koulibaly to the Premier League during the summer transfer window,with reports claiming that they have already made an offer to sign the big man.
But French World Cup winner Leboeuf believes that weneed a player like Koulibaly in their side, although he believed that the powerhouse may not actually be interested in a move to Stamford Bridge.
‘I would never ask him to go to Manchester United for many reasons, because I want him to win some stuff and I think Manchester United is not the club that they used to be and are not ready to win stuff,’ Leboeuf TOLD ESPN
‘I think Liverpool would be a good fit with [Virgil] van Dijk, that would be fantastic.
‘Paris Saint-Germain as well with Marquinhos would be two great central defenders.
‘I think Chelsea will need a player like that, I don’t know if Koulibaly would be interested, but even if they have two very good central defenders, Koulibaly I think belongs to another level and will fit very well. ”
Chelsea will be getting an Ian Rush-esque frontman in the summer signing of Timo Werner, says Blues legend Alan Hudson.
After months and months of speculation, news broke over the weekend that we have agreed a deal with RB to bring Werner to the Premier League after activating that £54 million release clause, although the Germans have denied that report.
However, Hudson believes the talented 24-year-old will thrive as part of an exciting young squad, with the qualities he will add to the Chelsea fold making him comparable to an all-time great.
“I like the look of him,” Hudson told Caughtoffside of Werner.
“They are the two managers, Jurgen [Klopp] and Frank, that he would have suited perfectly as they both give you license to do what you do best, and we can see what he does best – exactly what Chelsea are lacking.
“He is so positive. He is sharp and you can see he’s hungry for goals and I like the way he makes his own chances whereas many strikers if they don’t get the service struggle.
“He ‘wins it back’, which reminds me of Ian Rush who dispossessed opponents if they dilly-dallied on the ball.
“I don’t think you need to be a good judge to know that this lad has all the ingredients to become a top scorer, and his composure will be a lesson for those at the Bridge who lack that.
“They have some useful players in and around the box, but, as Frank said regularly, they don’t compose themselves in great scoring situations.
“I think he’ll be a great signing – and players like him fit into any team that want to attack, and the only team outside of Chelsea and Liverpool would have been Leicester because their manager loves players like this.”
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