Chelsea’s expected £50m capture of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner demonstrates Frank Lampard’s side really mean business next season, according to the Sunday Supplement panel.
Lampard has already signed Hakim Ziyech and there are big reports in the media that a deal for Timo Werner has been agreed by the club, with the German all set to sign up to a massive five-year deal at the Bridge
And Matt Law – the Daily Telegraph’s Football News Correspondent- has opened up and claimed that the signing of Werner is a real statement of intent from the boss.
“Chelsea have agreed with Werner this week to move to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, there is an agreement between club and player,” – he told the Sunday Supplement.
“He has a release clause in the region of £53m, which will get activated, and everybody expects that to go through.
“A lot of people have been taken by surprise that Chelsea have moved so quickly on such a big deal right in the middle of the coronavirus crisis before the season has restarted, to commit to spend £53m and reported wages of around £200,000 per week for a player like Werner.
“Clearly it shows their intent, it is a real statement from them that they are ready to go again, that they are willing to spend and it puts pressure on others as we are hearing that Tottenham and Arsenal are having to look at loans and free transfers this next market.
“Liverpool were certainly interested in Werner, but decided that during this coronavirus crisis they did not want to commit to that sort of money. So Chelsea have put their marker down for everyone else with that deal.”
What can you say more than welcome to the Bridge Timo, it is a good decision to make.
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