01/10/2021; 10:56 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
If reports are anything to go by, Chelsea star Timo Werner could be seeking an exit from the club barely a year after he moved to the Premier League.
Having joined Chelsea from Leipzig with a big reputation, many expected much from the German forward at Stamford Bridge. For emphasis, he left Leipzig as the club’s record goal-scorer in a short time and made a claim for himself as one of the best strikers in the world.
However, the hype soon died down soon enough. Timo Werner began to struggle in front of goals and managed only 12 goals in 52 appearances for the 2020/21 season.
It must be said that Werner did play a key role in Chelsea’s run to winning the Champions League. However, there has been a sense of under-performing from the player. He famously missed a lot of clear-cut chances and performed way below his XG.
Those poor performances have carried on to the current season, and Werner has only managed one goal from seven total appearances. In fact, he has seen game time hard to come by.
As expected, the arrival of Romelu Lukaku means the Belgian has become the club’s solitary striker upfront. Werner did start alongside Lukaku against Manchester City last weekend, but the pairing did not exactly impress.
It remains to be seen what becomes of the German at the club, and reports are now claiming he could seek a new adventure elsewhere.
Reports are not to be taken too seriously at this stage of the season, but there’s no smoke without fire for sure. One thing is certain, and it’s the fact that Werner is not pleased with his recent lack of game-time.
There is nothing to suggest that this will change anytime soon, and Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph claims Werner is ready to assess his future at the club.
In the same vein, the report also claims that Chelsea will be open to letting the forward go should a sizeable offer come in.
The report concludes that Bayern Munich are interested in the player and the report has some legitimacy given that Bayern’s current coach in Julian Nagelsmann, has a very strong relationship with Werner from during their time at Leipzig.
Despite all of the backlash at the player, he has often displayed good stints, especially with his work rate and tireless runs upfront.
However, they have not contributed to goals individually, and that has been the long end of his problems.
Werner still has four years remaining on his Chelsea contract, so convincing the Blues to sell could be a difficult task.