27/09/2021; 4:01 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
The German arrived at Stamford Bridge for €53 million in the summer of 2020.
Timo Werner has found life at the Bridge a tough one. His performance so far has put his career stats while in Germany to question. Many haved to believe that his impressive performance in the Bundesliga was due to the quality of play.
The inability of the German forward to replicate his Bundesliga form in England has led many to believe that the Bundesliga is inferior to the English Premiership. The German's form hasd to irk many Chelsea fans, as many have advocated he be sold.
Information making the rounds may irritate Chelsea fans more as it has been revealed that Chelsea was not his first choice.
Every player has a dream club. They grow up dreaming of one day being the hero for that club. A lot of times, footballers move to clubs that don't fit their career trajectory. At times like that, it is safe to say that the player is fulfilling a lifelong dream. Not every player ends up playing for the club of their dreams.
Hold on to your breeches, Chelsea fans, because your under-firing striker Timo Werner doesn't rate your club much. So it seems. If information emanating from the German media is anything to go by, then Werner would have been a Manchester United player today.
The former RB Leipzig striker joined Chelsea in 2020 after lighting up the Bundesliga.
According to Sport Bild, who have cited Der Spiegel, Chelsea was not Timo Werner's first choice. The outlet exposed the German's ambitions in a recent report where it claimed that the 25-year-old was interested in Premier League giants Manchester United.
Der Spiegel reports that according to documents from 2019, Werner wanted to join Manchester United. Following the turn of events at United, the striker will feel he dodged a bullet, especially with how his career has turned out.
Chelsea fans will, however, not be excited by this latest transfer news to emerge.
Werner arrived at Stamford Bridge with elevated expectations but has failed to live up to that. In his final season with RB Leipzig, he plundered 28 league goals, and he was supposed to repeat the feat at the London club. The German has, however, been a shadow of the player that took the Bundesliga by storm.
The €53 million outlay on him is yet to be justified, and the arrival of Romelu Lukaku brings with it added pressure.
In 52 appearances for the Blues, Werner has managed just 12 goals, a return below his standards. This season, his goal-scoring problems have not stopped. The striker has found the net once from six appearances.
At Chelsea, Timo won the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup, while his dream club, Manchester United is yet to win silverware since 2017.