Gus Poyet tells Chelsea who to replace Timo Werner with

Gus Poyet has sent some transfer advise to his former club, Chelsea.

Timo Werner left Chelsea on Tuesday evening to re-sign with former club, RB Leipzig.

Chelsea are only set to net 20 million euros plus add-ons for Werner, working out at a major loss.

Regardless of the fee, though, Werner’s exit leaves Chelsea very light in the forward department.

With Raheem Sterling now Chelsea’s main left-winger, the club only have Kai Havertz and the inexperienced Armando Broja as centre-forward options currently.

And given neither player has scored that many goals in the Premier League, it would be wise for Chelsea to bring in another striker fairly soon.

One man who has been linked with Chelsea is former Arsenal star, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Aubameyang signed for Barcelona less than a year ago, but La Blaugrana now have Robert Lewandowski on their books and are in desperate need of some extra funds to register players.

As a result, Gus Poyet encouraged Chelsea to sign Aubameyang:

“No doubt,” he told Lord Pring on whether signing the Gabon forward would be a good move. “Aubameyang would be perfect. He looks happy and back to his best scoring goals.

“I do not know why this summer Chelsea and Barcelona are constantly trying to sign the same players and steal from each other. They are not similar clubs, but they are trying to buy the exact same players.

“I can’t see the Aubameyang signing happening but I would be happily surprised.”

He added: “Chelsea still need to sort out the striker situation now Lukaku is gone. Sterling will not be their number nine.

“It is logical for Chelsea to look for another centre back, but £85million? It’s difficult to say because the market is crazy when you want certain players. To spend that much money, the player needs to play week in week out for the next four or five years like Virgil van Dijk.”

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Josh Barker

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