Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard has revealed he personally convinced Timo Werner to join the club ahead of Liverpool.

The 24-year-old was consistently linked with a move to Anfield, but the Blues agreed a £47.5 million ($59m) deal with RB Leipzig for the player.

Werner will sign a £170,000-a-week contract with the west Londoners.

It is believed that one of the reasons Liverpool ended their interest in the German, was due to the financial issues caused by COVID-19.

“He’s got huge talent, had a fantastic season this year but before that as well. Where we probably couldn’t do as much business in the last couple of windows for whatever reasons, it’s given us a chance to see some youth have more time in the team.

“But we were very clear about the fact we wanted to improve and Timo Werner is always a signing that will improve us. I’m certainly very excited to have him playing for Chelsea and we look forward to having him,” Lampard told a Zoom press conference on Friday.


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