Chelsea close in on £36 million goal-scoring bargain Werner after club make public statement
RB Leipzig have told Chelsea transfer target Timo Werner to sign or new deal or face being sold this summer.
Werner is regarded as one of the finest talents in the Bundesliga and already has 13-goals in just 21-appearances for the German side, stats that have attracted a number of Europes biggest clubs.
After sealing a deal for Liverpool target in the form of Christian Pulisic, we may now decide to switch their attentions to Werner after learning that Leipzig have told him to sign a deal of he is being sold.
Chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff told Kicker: ‘Of course we have to know at the latest after the end of the season.
‘A club like us cannot afford to go with Timo Werner in a final contract year.
‘It’s logical that such a player should be courted by clubs that have a very different sporting perspective and different financial possibilities than we have.
‘But as long as we develop as a club, and of course the Champions League participation would be very helpful, I believe that Werner is still in good hands with us.
‘If Timo does not strive for the highest possible salary, then it would be a good investment in his sporting future.’[the_ad id=”164″]
Should we make a move for Werner?
Sarri has suggested he wants a striker, and Werner is proving to many that he has the ability to score on a regular basis for a small club so if he does leave Leipzig in the coming transfer windows, then £36 million is nothing for a lad that has the potential to become one of the best strikers in Europe.
So yes we should make a move, as he would add some real quality to the front line for the foreseeable future.