Chelsea signed Timo Werner from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2020.
The German proved one of the Bundesliga’s standout stars the season before his Chelsea switch, notching a staggering 34 goals and 13 assists in 45 outings across all competitions.
As a result, the Chelsea faithful were no doubt expecting to see Werner hit the ground running.
However, the hitman has since not looked anywhere near as impressive as he did for Leipzig.
And with Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling expected to be deployed through the middle for the Blues this season, with Sterling also competing on the left wing with Werner, the German is likely to see very little action in the forthcoming campaign.
This has led to speculation that Werner could leave Stamford Bridge this summer, capping off a frankly dismal spell with Chelsea.
Now, Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Werner’s future whilst also explaining why a move to Liverpool, who were interested in the German before his Chelsea switch, would have made more sense:
“Chelsea have twice tried to use Timo Werner in potential swap deals this summer … Werner may remain an option on RB Leipzig’s list for a loan move despite the talks collapsing quickly for Nordi Mukiele, his old club remains interested in him,” Romano explained.
“Juventus had discussed Werner in the negotiations for Matthijs de Ligt and he remains a player appreciated by Massimiliano Allegri.
“In my opinion, Werner is a high-level player but he needs a different style of play to shine: because of this, I feel a move to Liverpool instead could have helped him fulfil his potential.
“Unfortunately, Chelsea were quicker at the time, with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaking to the player, but no direct talks between the Reds and RB Leipzig.”