£75 million star ‘will be great Cheslea signing’, Nagelsmann says Werner byes, German advised to sign with Chelsea
Havertz advised ahead of summer window, Chilwell will be great signing, Nagelsmann says Werner byes in icchelseanews roundup..
Ben Chilwell will be a great signing for Chelsea and supplant Marcos Alonso in the left-back position, former Blues defender Glen Johnson claims
Emerson Palmieri made a strong start to the campaign, but has been dealt with several injury problems and we have had to turn to Marcos Alonso, who you feel is not a particular favourite of Lampard’s.
And as we said, Chilwell has enhanced his reputation this season with a series of impressive displays for title-chasing Leicester and is one of the best full-backs in the top flight, meaning that he is top of the Chelsea shopping list in the summer.
And amid all the speculation, Chilwell will be a great signing for Chelsea and supplant Alonso in the left-back position, Johnson has told TalkSport
“I’ve said many times I am a fan of Chilwell,” Johnson said. “I like the way he carries himself.”
“You don’t really hear him unless it’s football related which I like, and I think he’s the sort of player Lamps [Lampard] would connect with.
“He’s the sort of out-and-out left-back they haven’t had for a while.
“I know Ashley Cole was irreplaceable, but in terms of a natural, solid left-back, they haven’t had one for a while and I think he’ll do very well.”
“Alonso is a fantastic player,” he added. “But I don’t think he’s a solid natural left-back.
“There’s no doubt he is a wonderful footballer but Chilwell is a natural full-back.
“It’s a hefty price tag, there’s no doubting that, but if [Chelsea] can get a deal for him that is reasonable then he’s a player they should try to get.”
Replacing Timo Werner at RB Leipzig will be almost impossible as “you can’t clone a player” or find anyone with a similar goal threat, admits coach Julian Nagelsmann.
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.
It is believed that an announcement for Werner will be done after the flight restrictions are lifted after the Coronavirus, sofans will have to wait to get official conformation about a deal.[the_ad id=”164″]
But Nagelsmann now faces the task of replacing Werner’s goals for his team, and admits it could mean having to sign multiple players to do the job previously performed by a one-man goal machine.
Speaking exclusively to Goal and DAZN, Werner said: “It’s not possible [to replace him], you can’t clone a player. If Timo Werner leaves us, the main thing would be to replace 34 goals a season.
“That would be the main task, which perhaps could not be solved by just one player. It is important that we get the same output at the end of the day, that is the complex thing about the topic.”
Kai Havertz has been advised by Dietmar Hamann that Chelsea would be a better move than Manchester United right now.
United are also very keen to sign up the Germanand are reportedly keeping a close eye, with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly ready to meet his massive asking price too.
But former Germany international, who spent time in England with Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester City in his playing days, has told Sky Deutschland: “Chelsea and Manchester United are fighting for fourth place [in the Premier League].
“If United miss out on the Champions League again, the Red Devils are at risk of falling behind the other clubs.
“United has lost its appeal in recent years. They have been the measure of things for many years, they are still the largest club in England, but they have major internal problems.
“If there was a player on the market in the past, Manchester United was the first point of contact for years. I believe that is no longer the case today.
“When a player like Kai Havertz changes clubs and signs somewhere for five years, the long-term perspective is more important than participating in the Champions League next season.
“The player may have to make the decision in the next few weeks and cannot wait until the season in England, which runs until the end of July or beginning of August, is over. Perspective is important for a player, but Manchester has been in a vacuum for years.
“On the other hand, if I look at Chelsea, they have a coach with Frank Lampard who did a great job for the club as a player, and I have the feeling that the Blues are growing again.
“They had the two-year transfer embargo and, with [Mason] Mount and [Tammy] Abraham, brought back two young players who were on loan. [Andreas] Christensen is an incredibly interesting player.
“For the first time in a long time, you have a team with which the fans can really identify. If a Timo Werner or possibly a Kai Havertz were to be added, it would be an incredibly exciting and interesting story.
“If I think about where I see the clubs now and in two or three years, the decision for Chelsea would be a relatively easy one for me as a player.”[the_ad id=”164″]