Chelsea transfer news: Blues could regret letting Timo Werner leave

Timo Werner, Chelsea, 2021/22

Timo Werner bagged a brace for RB Leipzig on Saturday. Contrary to Romelu Lukaku’s deal with Inter Milan, Chelsea are not able to remember him – one thing they could dwell to regret.

Werner scored 23 goals and added 21 helps in 89 games in all competitions for Chelsea among creating a €54 million go from RB Leipzig in 2020 and returning for €28.8m this summer season.

That gave him a goal involvement of a single each 137 minutes. Respectable, yes excellent, no – some thing he admitted himself not too long ago.

“Personally, it wasn’t the most effective time for me,” he reflected whilst on international obligation with Germany. “I’d imagined one thing more. I figured out a lot, gained the Champions League and other trophies. I savored the two a long time [in England] pretty significantly – and liked London very considerably. But I was laughing and crying at the similar time.”

But look at that return with Lukaku’s. The Belgian returned to the club last summer from Inter Milan for €110.9m, managed 15 goals and two assists at a fee of every 162 minutes, in advance of heading back whence he arrived this summer, but only on loan.

“[Back at] RB Leipzig, not everything’s long gone easily these to start with several months,” ongoing Werner. “But the type of football under the new manager definitely fits me and well prepared me very well for what is actually demanded with Germany.”

The Bundesliga may perhaps be four sites and 31,428 spots below the Premier League in the most recent UEFA Coefficients, but Werner is now back again up to six goals and three assists at a price of a single each and every 75 minutes.

What Bundesliga Tax?

And Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne and Son Heung-min are amongst all those to have produced a mockery of the ‘Bundesliga Tax’ idea in modern seasons.

But crucially, Chelsea have now long gone and appointed a manager in Graham Potter who would have suited Werner’s game. Werner lined up on the left of a 4-4-2 on Saturday, with Andre Silva and Christopher Nkunku – a Chelsea focus on – foremost the line, matching Nkunku’s two goals from a deeper place.

While Werner was bagging a brace once again Bochum, Chelsea had been labouring to a 2-1 acquire over Crystal Palace. Mason Mount took up the would-be Werner position at left-midfield, was yellow carded as then hooked before total-time. The Englishman has not scored from open up engage in in

Chelsea, in the meantime, came from behind to defeat Crystal Palace 2-1 – they experienced Mount on the left, yellow carded and hooked ahead of complete-time – hasn’t had a goal from open up participate in in for practically five months.

Werner may well have suited Potter’s style, too. Very last season Leandro Trossard had a increased Premier League goal involvement than any other Brighton player under Potter, lining up on the left!

Werner’s age – he is still 26 – is also Todd Boehly’s “Eyesight 2030”-welcoming.

If Lukaku arrives back again it will probable only be as a bargaining chip for more transfer business following summer months. Werner may well have proved a return on investment just after all, but we are going to hardly ever know, since his move was a long term one particular.

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