Timo Werner’s Chelsea future uncertain with major obstacle preventing Borussia Dortmund transfer

It’s two years this very day that Chelsea confirmed the £49.5million signing of the much sought-after Timo Werner. The Blues felt they were getting one of European football’s deadliest forwards. There was understandable excitement at Stamford Bridge.

Marina Granovskaia said: “We are very excited that Timo Werner has chosen to join Chelsea. He is a player who was coveted all over Europe and it is no surprise, he has that rare mix of being young and exciting and yet established and proven.”

Someone of Werner’s reputation and profile was never going to be simple to sign. Liverpool held a strong interest in the German attacker, but Chelsea ended up winning the race

It was in Werner’s fourth match – a Carabao Cup clash with Tottenham in September 2020 – that he struck for the first time in a Chelsea shirt. His first Premier League goals came the following month in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Southampton.

After the draw with the Saints, Chelsea played out two goalless stalemates with Sevilla and Manchester United. It was then that Werner really started to find his feet. He scored five goals in four matches and the Blues looked like they had the real deal.

However, Werner then didn’t score for over two months before finding the net in the FA Cup win against Morecambe. It was then a disappointing end to the campaign for the German, who finished his debut season with just 12 goals in all competitions.

Many thought Werner would fare better in his second campaign in the Premier League, but he ended up scoring one fewer. He struggled to establish himself as a consistent member of the first team throughout the 2021/22 season – leading to mass speculation over his future.

Borussia Dortmund did hold an interest in the Germany international earlier in the year and were considering making a move this summer. Werner’s wages, though, which are said to be around €16m-per-season (£13.7m-per-season), has made any deal impossible for Dortmund.

football.london understands Chelsea would be open to selling the speedy forward should the right offer be presented. Werner wants to play more regular football in order to prepare in the best possible way for the team.

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It’s two years this very day that Chelsea confirmed the £49.5million signing of the much sought-after Timo Werner. The Blues felt they were getting one of European football’s deadliest forwards. There was understandable excitement at Stamford Bridge.

Marina Granovskaia said: “We are very excited that Timo Werner has chosen to join Chelsea. He is a player who was coveted all over Europe and it is no surprise, he has that rare mix of being young and exciting and yet established and proven.”

Someone of Werner’s reputation and profile was never going to be simple to sign. Liverpool held a strong interest in the German attacker, but Chelsea ended up winning the race.

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It was in Werner’s fourth match – a Carabao Cup clash with Tottenham in September 2020 – that he struck for the first time in a Chelsea shirt. His first Premier League goals came the following month in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Southampton.

After the draw with the Saints, Chelsea played out two goalless stalemates with Sevilla and Manchester United. It was then that Werner really started to find his feet. He scored five goals in four matches and the Blues looked like they had the real deal.

However, Werner then didn’t score for over two months before finding the net in the FA Cup win against Morecambe. It was then a disappointing end to the campaign for the German, who finished his debut season with just 12 goals in all competitions.

Many thought Werner would fare better in his second campaign in the Premier League, but he ended up scoring one fewer. He struggled to establish himself as a consistent member of the first team throughout the 2021/22 season – leading to mass speculation over his future.

Borussia Dortmund did hold an interest in the Germany international earlier in the year and were considering making a move this summer. Werner’s wages, though, which are said to be around €16m-per-season (£13.7m-per-season), has made any deal impossible for Dortmund.

football.london understands Chelsea would be open to selling the speedy forward should the right offer be presented. Werner wants to play more regular football in order to prepare in the best possible way for this year’s FIFA World Cup.

He seems to really flourish when playing for his country Germany. Speaking earlier in the year, Werner admitted the way his international team play football suits his style much more than Thomas Tuchel’s way of playing.

“I’m a striker and I always want to score,” Werner said in March. “Things aren’t going the way I would like at Chelsea, so it’s all the better that things are going well here under Hansi Flick.

“I really enjoy playing football, no matter where I’m playing. There are differences in the style of play between football at Chelsea and here. Maybe the one at the national team suits me better. Here, I always have scoring chances, I can score goals. I feel very comfortable here.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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