European Champions Real Madrid have been offered the chance to sign Chelsea’s Timo Werner. The Spanish media report that Real Madrid are on the hunt for a backup striker to Karim Benzema. There are a lot of options in the market but Los Blancos will be looking to splash less cash this time. Luka Jovic has left the club for Fiorentina and Mariano Diaz is not considered by Carlo Ancelotti.
Timo Werner arrived at Chelsea in 2019 with a big reputation. The German was sensational in his RB Leipzig days that got Chelsea into signing him. But that move has been more of a flop than anything. Werner has only scored 23 goals in 90 appearances for Chelsea which is not impressive for a striker. The club then went ahead and signed Romelu Lukaku for a record transfer fee which was a bigger failure.
Werner is keen to reignite his career ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The German International is looking to inspire his nation to World Cup glory. But Chelsea have recently signed Raheem Sterling also. Tuchel does not prefer Werner at No.9 which pushes him to the winger position. But the winger position also seems unlikely for Werner now. This saw the German linked to a potential move to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
Leipzig line up for Werner move
RB leipzig have come into the race to sign former Player Timo Werner. The German club has missed Werner ever since he left and has not been able to replace him permanently. Werner has not said No to a move back to Germany but would prefer Real Madrid over them. Chelsea have proposed loan options for Timo and has talked to Leipzig. The Blues want Gvardiol in a swap deal which Leipzig are not interested to go through.
Arsenal, Newcastle, and Juventus have all expressed their interest in signing Werner. So, if Leipzig wants to make a move, it has to be fast, or else other clubs will pounce on it. RB Leipzig coach Tedesco has refused to be drawn in conversations regarding Werner as he is a Chelsea player. Real Madrid also would have to make a healthy offer for Werner to make Chelsea let him go.
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