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Timo Werner has revealed how Frank Lampard convinced him to join Chelsea

Goal: Timo Werner has revealed that he elected to sign for Chelsea this summer from RB Leipzig because of the impression that Frank Lampard made on him.

The Germany international forward will join up with the Stamford Bridge side on July 1 after they agreed to meet his £47.5 million ($59m) release clause.

The 24-year-old, who became Leipzig’s record scorer by notching a double in his final game for the club in a 2-1 victory against Augsburg at the weekend, will not be able to feature for the Blues in the Premier League this season, but seems to be excited about the prospect of getting to work with the London side.

Werner, who was reportedly coveted by Liverpool too, explained to Sky Sport: “The discussions with the board at Chelsea were so good that I ultimately chose them.

“Frank Lampard in particular stood behind me and really wanted me to know that if I went to Chelsea, I could feel just as comfortable as I do with Leipzig.”

Lampard reportedly badgered Werner to sign with his team and used former goalkeeper Petr Cech as an interpreter.

“In the conversations with me, the coach often emphasised how much he wanted me, how much he valued me as a person,” the player continued.

“Of course it’s hard to give up an oasis of wellbeing like the one I’ve had in Leipzig for years, but you can only get ahead in a career if you take the next step.

“This season was the crossroads, otherwise I would always have stayed with Leipzig. I’ve decided on something new and I hope that my form will continue like this.”

He will, however, leave Germany with fond memories, with Werner paying particular tribute to the work that Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has done with him.

“I’ve been received in Leipzig like never before in my career,” he said. “No matter which coach was in charge, I always had supporters here.

“Now there is Julian, who is again a giant and is someone who has made me significantly better.”

Werner scored 34 goals and created 13 more in all competitions this season, encompassing 45 matches for the side that finished third in the Bundesliga standings.

Source: Published by Goal

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ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
4 days ago

good luck to you

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
4 days ago

Nice mooove to join chelsea

Babatunde Imole
Babatunde Imole
4 days ago

Good signing

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
4 days ago

Good luck timo

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
4 days ago

Nice one werner

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
4 days ago

Great decision from Timo Werner.

Okonjo eluemuno Michael
Okonjo eluemuno Michael
4 days ago

I hope he can adapt quickly to English football.

Kelechi Asii
Kelechi Asii
4 days ago

Werner should have signed for Liverpool

Udochukwu mmesoma precious
Udochukwu mmesoma precious
4 days ago

Good luck

Dimude chinonso johnbosco
Dimude chinonso johnbosco
4 days ago

Good luck werner at Chelsea

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
4 days ago

Timi Werner is a great addition to Chelsea

Ezema Paul
Ezema Paul
4 days ago

Lol 😂

Faith Osaghae
Faith Osaghae
4 days ago

No regrets

Agim Uchenna Vincent
Agim Uchenna Vincent
4 days ago

Interesting

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
4 days ago

Welcome to Chelsea Werner

Biobaku Toheeb Olamilekan
Biobaku Toheeb Olamilekan
4 days ago

Good luck

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
4 days ago

Goodluck Timo

ojelabi babatunde
ojelabi babatunde
4 days ago

i wish him luck at chelsea…………

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
4 days ago

Well deserved

Oladosu Olumide
Oladosu Olumide
4 days ago

Nice one

Oladosu Olumide
Oladosu Olumide
4 days ago

Nice update

EZINWA Sonia JOHN
EZINWA Sonia JOHN
4 days ago

Good decision.

Justine
Justine
4 days ago

Werner’s decision was nice he just wanted to make a new step in his football career..
congratulations I wish him at Chelsea.

Muhammed Hammed
Muhammed Hammed
4 days ago

i wish him luck at chelsea

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
4 days ago

Nice move.

Pablochidiebere
Pablochidiebere
4 days ago

Wonderful

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
4 days ago

He will make a huge history at Chelsea

Nwachukwu ogechi
Nwachukwu ogechi
4 days ago

Good one

Peace okocha
Peace okocha
4 days ago

Welcome home Timo

Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
4 days ago

It was a tight decision timo

Felix Okorie
Felix Okorie
4 days ago

Welcome to blue home

odudu eseoghene
odudu eseoghene
4 days ago

good luck

Aremoh James Oyewole
Aremoh James Oyewole
4 days ago

Good one

Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
4 days ago

Welcome to Chelsea

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
4 days ago

Nice one for frank

Chiemerie nnam
Chiemerie nnam
3 days ago

Wow, good luck werner

Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
2 days ago

Goodluck Timo

Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
21 hours ago

Good one

Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
17 hours ago

Nice decision