Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hagreaves has opined that Timo Werner will be a perfect signing for Chelsea after it emerged that the Leipzig forward is destined for a summer move to the London club.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was believed to have been keen on linking up with his countryman as the Meseyside with Liverpool’s front three being linked with other European clubs.
As a former United player, Hagreaves is of the view that Timo Werner would’ve been perfect for the Old Trafford outfit due to his versatility.
Hagreaves told BT Sport of Werner: “Well I think he’s perfect, I think he could have been perfect for Man United as well but I think it’s brilliant for Frank Lampard and Chelsea.
“A proven goalscorer but the curious thing for me is how he fits in with Tammy Abraham, because I love Tammy’s game and I think he’s been tremendous.
“So maybe Timo Werner can play off the left side at times but they have multiple players there for those positions, with [Callum] Hudson-Odoi and [Christian] Pulisic.
“But it’s a terrific signing for Chelsea, I think they needed to make a statement and they’ve done that.
“To go with [Hakim] Ziyech and all these terrific young players, I think Chelsea are building something, not to compete next season for the Premier League but definitely in two or three years’ time to compete to win the Premier League.
“Terrific signing, I think Chelsea fans are going to love him.”