Destination Chelsea as Boss Rangnick tells 14-goal hitman Werner not to sign for Liverpool
RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick has urged Chelsea target Timo Werner not to join Liverpool in the summer.
It is no secrte that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer of the 22-year old German star and reportedly tried his best to get a deal done in the January transfer window, in a bid to provide competition for Roberto Firmino and strengthen the Reds’ attacking options.
However, Leipzig did not want to let their prized asset leave halfway through the season and Werner decided to stay, with many in the media suggesting that he could make the move to the Premier League in the summer transfer window, with Liverpool and now Chelsea keen on a deal.
Chelsea may have signed Gonzalo Higuain in the January window, but they are looking for a more long-term signing and reportedly see the speedy German as an ideal signing.
And the Blues have been given a huge boost after Rangnick says Werner – who has 14 goals for club and country this season – should be wary of joining him at Anfield.
“Keita was an outstanding player here, but he’s still struggling in Liverpool ,” the manager told Sky Germany.
“So far, he’s not the player there that he was here. The surroundings must be right for Timo. That’s the case here.”
Here is what we think on Werner.
The young man is destined to play for one of the big sides in Europe and is already proving to be a deadly striker, even at a small side like Leipzig.
So if Liverpool and Chelsea do battle it out for his signature, it will be very interesting to see which club he signs for, as he will be a real asset to both squads for the next five or so years.