Giroud reacts to new signing, Chelsea close in on £89m transfer signing, Werner will be hit in Premier League
Giroud reacts to Werner deal, Chelsea close in on Havertz, Werner will be massive hit in icchelseanews roundup..
Dimitar Berbatov has urged Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz to snub a move to Real Madrid, opening the door for Chelsea to make their move.
We have started getting their transfer business done with the summer arrivals of both Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, but there is speculation that Havertz could be the next big name to arrive at the club.
But they also face competition from the likes of Real Madrid, who will also look to do some transfer business in the summer, but Berbatov has urged Havertz to snub a possible move to Madrid in the summer.
‘Kai Havertz continues to impress and he has attracted a lot of attention, including the attention of Real Madrid,’ Berbatov told Betfair.
‘For me, at the moment he shouldn’t consider any offer from Real Madrid. ‘It is a tough place to go and, if you are not prepared mentally for the high demands that they have there, then you are going to have a difficult time. ‘Look at Luka Jovic and Edin Hazard. Thibaut Courtois was criticised at the start, Gareth Bale still gets booed and even Cristiano Ronaldo used to get booed, which was unbelievable.
‘It is tempting to imagine yourself in the white shirt at the Bernabeu, but you need to be really prepared for the reality.
‘Havertz is still very young, even if he stays at Leverkusen for one more year it will be good for his development physically, technically and mentally.
‘Madrid have a big squad with great players and it would be difficult for him to play every game in my opinion. ‘He is definitely a player for the future but he wants to be playing now, so Leverkusen is the best place for him to develop and grow.
‘He isn’t going to lose anything staying there, he is a start now and playing regularly in the Bundesliga and people are taking note of him.
‘I know Leverkusen, I know how they develop their players and the nurturing environment there. He won’t lose anything staying there for another year, it will only be beneficial for him.’
Owen Hargreaves is certain that Chelsea new boy Timo Werner is going to be a hit in the Premier League.
Regarded as one of the very finest players in the game right now, Werner is a world class striker that is tipped to go on and become the best forward in the game, especially with the kind of goals he scores on a weekly basis.
We know that we have signed a top-class striker and know that he will add something to the attack, but there is still some doubt that he will be able to adjust to the pace, quality and physicality of the Premier League.
But Owen Hargreaves has eased those reports, and suggested that Werner will be a massive hit in the Premier League.[the_ad id=”164″]
“I think it’s great news for Chelsea and Frank Lampard,” he told Premier League productions. “Chelsea fans are going to love him.
“He’s quick, he’s powerful, at 24 years of age he’s got an incredible amount of experience. He’s been the top scorer in Germany, 32 goals in all competitions. Not only that, he’s got about 12 assists to go with that.
“He gets his team-mates involved, now he’s playing in multiple positions and doesn’t necessarily just play as a centre-forward, which might suit playing with Tammy Abraham up front, who has that big physical presence with Timo Werner playing in behind.
“Frank gets a super signing and Premier League fans are going to love him.”
Olivier Giroud says fellow striker Timo Werner signing for Chelsea is going to provide him with “more motivation” and that he relishes the competition.
We have been very active in the transfer window already over the past few months as they have already nailed down a number of players to new contracts, and also signed a couple of world class players.
But it is the Werner that has been dominating the headlines over the past few days, with many people believing that the German superstar will help get us challenging for major trophies next season.
And it could also mean that Giroud will get less game time than he has been getting this season, especially as Werner will be partnering Tammy Abraham for much of the time at Stamford Bridge.
But Giroud has opened up and admitted that the move to sign Werner is going to provide him with “more motivation” and that he relishes the competition.
Giroud told The Guardian: “He [Werner] is going to be a very good signing and will provide more motivation for strikers.
“I’ve been the super sub but I want to make the gaffer’s choices even more difficult.”
He said: “I believe, like all the player,s he had at-risk people in his entourage, so that’s why he didn’t feel very comfortable. I respect that. We are very glad to have him back and I think he will definitely be here for the first game. He is looking good.”
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