Jermaine Jenas believes Chelsea’s frontline could look scary next season
Former Premier League ace Jermaine Jenas has said that Chelsea have done great business with the deal for Timo Werner. The Germany international has been touted to join Liverpool over the past few months but the Merseyside outfit have not made any approach for the marksman amid the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
It was anticipated that he could stay put with RB Leipzig for another 12 months but over the past 24 hours, things have changed drastically with Werner agreeing personal terms with the Blues. The German is understood to have been convinced to join the club after talks with manager Frank Lampard and technical advisor Petr Cech and an announcement over the deal is expected in a short while.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Jenas said that Blues boss Frank Lampard is making a statement ahead of next season. The club have already landed the services of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Jenas feels the Blues attack could look scary with the Moroccan and Werner operating on the flanks, he told: “He is the perfect fit. Lamps isn’t messing about. This window you can see what he is trying to do: Ziyech on the right and cutting inside and Werner doing the same on the other side.”
“Werner is lightning. He is very quick, he has the finishing, the touches, the movement and is built for the Premier League. He is a top, top player. I think it is great business. £50m for a player like him, it sounds strange, but it is cheap. I think Chelsea is the right place for him. The Chelsea front line is looking scary.”
Werner has been in superb form for Leipzig this season and he has bagged 31 goals and registered 12 assists from just 40 appearances. The Premier League presents a whole different challenge and it remains to be seen whether the German can live up to the expectations of the west London outfit, who are aiming to close the gap on the title challengers next season.