Bernd Leno admits that he is afraid of Werner succeeding at Chelsea

 

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has said that he has a good relationship with Timo Werner and a move to Chelsea would be ideal for his compatriot. Werner has already agreed personal terms over a five-year deal with the Blues and the club are expected to trigger the £53m release clause in his RB Leipzig contract.

As a result, it is only a matter of time before the Blues make a transfer announcement and Leno is pleased for his compatriot. Speaking to Sky Sport Germany, the Gunners shot-stopper said that the 24-year-old would be ideally suited for the fast pace nature of Premier League and he could make the Blues better next season.

He told: “I get on very well with Timo. He is very welcome in London. I would be happy for him, Chelsea is a great choice, no question about it. The Premier League is faster, more physical. But I think he’s good for it. Timo is an extremely fast player. With his qualities and killer instinct, I’m afraid I have to say, he could be reinforcing Chelsea.”

Werner is currently have his best season with Leipzig and he has already bagged 31 goals and 13 assists across all competitions. He has mainly played as the centre-forward for the Bundesliga outfit but is capable of playing out wide. As a result, the Blues are getting a player, who can slot into different attacking positions and the German could help them close the gap to the title challengers next season.

Frank Lampard’s side have been active before the summer transfer window and they have already landed the signature of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax. With the arrival of Werner, they have got most bases covered for the attack and the focus could lie on strengthening the defence. The Blues are planning to sign a central defender and a left-back.