Chelsea-bound Timo Werner has suggested that several top European clubs were chasing his signature before he opted to switch to Stamford Bridge.
The German capped off his four-year spell at RB Leipzig with a match-winning brace in Augsburg on Saturday, taking his Bundesliga goalscoring tally to 28 for the season as Die Rottenbülen third-placed champions Bayern Munich. 16 points behind.
Werner’s last goal in Leipzig goals was the match-winner against Augsburg at the weekend / Alexander Hessenstein/Getty Images
Werner agreed to join Chelsea at the start of the month and recently confirmed he will not take part in Leipzig’s Champions League campaign in August. Instead, he will join up with Frank Lampard’s squad on July 1.
And in a recent interview with German news outlet Sportbuzzer, Werner revealed that despite attracting interest from Europe’s elite, his decision to join the Blues was a relatively easy one.
“I agreed a few weeks ago,” he said. “The whole thing was quite difficult because I had a lot of time to think about it before Corona. [virus] Duration
“It’s no secret that there were several offers.”
When asked about a possible move from other reported suitors – namely Manchester United, Liverpool and Inter – the 24-year-old replied: “It could happen. There were some top clubs who fought for me. The whole of Chelsea. London was the package. Perfect for me, my sport and my career.
Manchester United are understood to be pursuing a deal for Werner this summer/Pool/Getty Images
“The game is played more often in England than in Germany, so there is not much time left for training. But it’s true: I still have to prove myself and work hard.”
Despite his imminent arrival in west London, Werner will not be able to represent the Blues until next season.
Nonetheless, the announcement of a deal for the Germany international kicked off a fantastic month for Chelsea fans.
The Blues have won three out of three since returning to action, including an impressive 2-1 victory over Manchester City and a 1-0 win at Leicester which saw them progress to the semi-finals of the FA Cup. won, where they will face United. next month.