The Timo Werner deal to Chelsea is looking like the perfect move for all the stakeholders. The German was initially keen on joining World and European Champions Liverpool, but plans change.
Liverpool has one of the best proven attackers in the world. Werner could have played backup to Firmino or help boost depth when either of Sadio Mane or Mo Salah get injured or when they go play in the African Cup of Nations next year. Kop fans have regretted missing out on a good player for decent price, in this over bloated transfer market, that would have been a solid addition. They are going to be Premier League Champions, there is momentum to consolidate and it was obvious Werner was not going to wait a year for the Reds to be ready even though Covid-19 happened.
It is a solid buy for the Blues for only 53 million pounds. He would boost the attack and join the crop of youngplayers set to make Chelsea a permanent fixture in the Top Four as the league gets more competitive. If Werner had gone on to Liverpool, he might not have displaced any of the front three. It depends on how Jurgen Klopp would have wanted though, maybe as a super sub for Firmino or form a strong crop of Liverpool second team that includes Takumi Minamino. Real Madrid and Manchester City have proved the importance of having such great depth in the past.
At Stamford Bridge, Werner adds to strikers Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud, this is after the Frenchman opted to remain at the club. He brings a direct style of play and hunger for goalscoring. Goals that Chelsea badly need. He would be the lead striker next term – a major factor that convinced him to sign compared to moving to Bayern Munich or even Liverpool.
Also, for Klopp, it is obvious that if he thought Werner would be a difference maker like Alisson and Virgil Van Dijk, he would have damned all to get his signature. The Covid-19 situation was comfortable excuse if Werner didn’t want to wait till next summer. He is perfect for Chelsea right now and nothing can stop the deal now.