Despite his young age, centre forward Timo Werner has been an excellent striker in the Bundesliga for some time, scoring and assisting for fun at RB Leipzig since 2016. This season however, he has taken his game up several notches, by directly contributing to 24 goals (18 goals + 6 assists) already, in just 17 matches.
Combined with his reported €50m release clause, a veritable bargain in today’s market, attention from Europe’s biggest clubs has become even more intense. He likely tops the shortlists at most of these clubs, including Chelsea.
It should be good news for us then that Werner holds the Premier League in high regard, the (ed.note: deep dramatic voice) Most Interesting League ... in the World.
“The Premier League is certainly the most interesting league, you have to say. There is a certain flair to watching the English league and playing there.”
But do not get your hopes up just yet. Werner isn’t interested in making things that interesting for himself. For now.
“As of now I have no desire to look for a move elsewhere.”
-Timo Werner; source: Bild via Evening Standard
Of course, at the end of the day, this is all just standard transfer talk and response. Werner’s unlikely to stay at Leipzig beyond this season. He almost joined Bayern Munich last summer already, and most expect him to finish the job this summer. Chelsea could certainly do worse than making a run for the 23-year-old goal machine if and when he does become available.