Newcastle tipped to complete summer move for unhappy £200k-a-week International
Noel Whelan has claimed Newcastle may be “willing to take a chance” on wantaway Chelsea star Timo Werner
Werner contributed 11 goals and six assists in 37 appearances across all competitions last season – but has looked nothing like the player that dominated the Bundesliga just a few seasons ago
And it has been speculated this transfer window that he is open to leaving the club and seeking a fresh start – in hope that he can start banging in the goals – especially a sit is a world cup year
There have been a number of clubs linked with a move for the German – and it is believed that the club will allow him to depart Stamford Bridge if they receive anything over the asking price of £30 million.
And according to Whelan – Newcastle could decide to make an offer and bring the German to the club in order to add some more goals to that attack: “It’s not been a smooth ride for him at Chelsea,” he told Football Insider
“It hasn’t been what we expected, and he certainly hasn’t lived up to the massive hype.
“He was scoring goals for fun, but came to the Premier League and really struggled.
“If he wants to stay in England then he has to brush up his game. He gets caught offside an awful lot, even though he’s got the blistering pace.
“He needs a bit more common sense, and a bit more of a clinical nature in front of goal. If he can do that, then Newcastle could have a player on their hands.
“Newcastle might be willing to take that chance because they know there is a player in there.
“He’s got all the attributes to be a great player, it’s just the end product which is really baffling at times.”
It has not worked out for Werner at Chelsea – but a move to Newcastle – where there is no expectations – he could reignite his career
And the fact he would be the main man at the Toon – it could be a very good option for the player that is for sure