- Timo Werner led the Chelsea attack last season, but the arrival of Romelu Lukaku could reduce his chances upfront
- Lukaku’s blockbuster deal becomes the biggest sale in Serie A history as the striker returns to his former club
- Werner has however stated that Lukaku is one of the greatest strikers at the moment, admitting he will learn a lot from the Belgian
The deal will definitely put Timo Werner’s role in jeopardy, however the German has expressed confidence believing it won’t affect his chances under manager Thomas Tuchel.
Werner showered accolades on the newest Chelsea arrival, saying Lukaku is one of the world’s best striker and he stands to leverage on the former Inter Milan striker’s experience.
Romelu Lukaku has sealed his return to Premier League club Chelsea on a permanent deal from Inter for €115m fee.
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The Belgian international returns to the London club where he was a player between 2011 and 2014 as Chelsea confirmed that he put pen on paper on a five-year contract,
Lukaku has been brought in to add attacking firepower to Thomas Tuchel’s squad of European champions.
Responding to question regarding his role when Lukaku arrives, Werner said via Futaa:
"He’s probably one of the best three strikers in the world at the moment, no question. I don’t think we need to say too much about him. He’s a world-class striker who will benefit any team.
"I certainly think at Leipzig it always helped me having a big striker alongside me.
"I think that’s always good because I’m not the biggest and when you play on your own up front you obviously always have the attention of one or two brawny defenders.”
Shaqiri on the verge of Liverpool exit
Meanwhile, Xherdan Shaqiri could leave Liverpool before the close of this transfer window this summer as he has reportedly agreed on personal terms with French League giants Olympique Lyon.
The 29-year-old who scored three goals in five Euro 2020 games for Switzerland is not one of Jurgen Klopp's favourites having been frozen out of the Reds squad.
And with one year left on his deal, the Merseyside outfit is considering cashing in on him to avoid losing him for free next year.
Arsenal start new campaign amid injury concerns
Premier League club Arsenal are starting the 2021-22 campaign on a worrying note as about six of their first team stars could miss their opening game against Brentford, Mirror reports.
The Gunners are playing away from home on Friday evening and manager Mikel Arteta will be in panic mode as some first team players are sent to miss the trip.
Injury concerns as well as other doubts now leave the Gunners concerned despite that their squad was strengthened with three new signings this summer.
Source: Legit Newspaper