Newcastle want to sign ‘established and proven’ £45m forward once compared to van Persie - journalist
All eyes are on Newcastle as Eddie Howe has his first opportunity to use the significant investment from the club’s new owners in a summer transfer window.
And now, BILD journalist Christian Falk is reporting that Timo Werner has joined the list of potential forwards that Eddie Howe wants to add to his Newcastle squad.
Werner needs to leave Chelsea
After so much hype when he joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig two seasons ago for £45m, his time in the Premier League has not gone to plan.
Described at the time as a ‘young and exciting, yet established and proven’ talent and once compared to Robin van Persie, Werner has only scored ten league goals for Chelsea and found himself dropped in favour of Kai Havertz for much of last season.
Thomas Tuchel’s preference to not use a traditional centre forward in his Chelsea set-up, combined with the signing of Raheem Sterling from Man City, is likely to see Werner’s minutes limited even further.
As reported back in December, Werner shares an agent with Newcastle defender Fabian Schar, which may improve their chances of signing the forward.
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