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Lampard Wants German Forward To Be Central Figure In Chelsea Attack: A Good Fit In West London?

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According to a recent report by German publication Bild, Premier League giants Chelsea are said to be extremely keen on acquiring the services of German international forward Timo Werner this summer. The report suggests that Frank Lampard aims to make Timo Werner Chelsea’s ‘central figure’ in attack next season and that they have been keeping tabs on the RB Leipzig man for months now. The offer that Chelsea have made for the player is also said to be a strong one.

Although Liverpool were also seemingly in the equation until a few days ago, the report suggests that the speedster’s valuation of €55m is too much for the Reds to afford during the COVID-19 situation. Although that price is apparently negotiable, it has been conceded that the Bundesliga side are unlikely to grant any major discounts on their star player. Jurgen Klopp’s side are said to be unwilling to fork out more than €33m for Werner’s signature this summer.

What Is Chelsea’s Attacking Situation At This Moment In Time?

The Blues boast one of the most youthful squads in the whole of the Premier League at this point, owing largely to the ongoing revolution at Stamford Bridge under the guidance of club legend Frank Lampard. Players like Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi seem to be the face of this Blues team right now. One thing that can be said with certainty is that acquiring Werner would fit in perfectly with the trend of Lampard’s decisions for the team so far.

In the central striker’s role, Abraham is backed up by French Forward Olivier Giroud and Belgian ace Michy Batshuayi. While Giroud has extended his stay at Stamford Bridge for another year, Batshuayi’s poor displays have raised questions about his future at the club.

Lampard Aims To Make Timo Werner Chelsea’s Central Figure - Werner celebrates a goal
Leipzig´s forward Timo Werner celebrates scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match between RB Leipzig and Werder Bremen in Leipzig, eastern Germany on December 22, 2018. (Photo by ROBERT MICHAEL / AFP via GETTY)

In the wide areas, Willian and Pedro – two of the Blues’ longest-serving players, are likely to depart at the end of their contract tenures, which means that additions are in order for the role.

What Would Timo Werner Add To This Chelsea Team?

The German attacker’s biggest selling point must be the fact that he can play in both the aforementioned roles, meaning that he would address both of the Blues’ immediate attacking requirements with just a single transfer. As good as Werner is on the flanks, it must be conceded that he’s at his best when deployed as the centre-forward. A brilliant finisher of the ball, the 24-year-old also possesses excellent dribbling skills as well as the ability to find that killer pass in the final third of the pitch.

Lampard Aims To Make Timo Werner Chelsea’s Central Figure: Smart Move For The Blues?

The Leipzig man’s four-year stint as a Bundesliga superstar is yet to yield a single piece of silverware, and that’s bound to be an area of concern for the German. At Chelsea, trophies are embedded well into the DNA of the football club, as can be seen from their unlikely Europa League triumph at the end of last season.

All things considered, it does look like Werner would fit in perfectly at Chelsea, and if Lampard can tip the transfer scales in their favour, it would have to be considered quite the coup.

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