Werner agreement reached by Chelsea

Up until recently, Liverpool were front-runners to land Werner. However, the Blues are the ones who have made headway in securing the German’s signature.

Werner’s wonderful campaign where he has scored 32 goals in all competitions has seen him emerge as one of Europe’s most wanted strikers. Liverpool, as well as Chelsea, were strongly linked with the forward.

His move to Anfield was to be a mere formality as the love between he and Jurgen Klopp was mutual.

Werner had expressed his love for the European champions publicly on a couple of occasions.

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He had a release clause of £49m which was to be valid till the 15th of June. Probably due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Liverpool were unwilling to pay the full fee as they aimed to negotiate.

Their hesitation to trigger the clause provided Chelsea with a glimmer of hope. The Blues moved swiftly into action and are now on the verge of getting their man.

Yesterday, Sky Sports reported that a deal in principle has been agreed between Werner’s camp and the London-based club. The striker is set to earn £200,000 per week on a five-year deal.

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If Chelsea are successful in sealing the deal, the RB Leipzig striker joins Hakim Ziyech as new arrivals at the Bridge next season.

Aside from guaranteeing goals, Werner’s pace and ability to run in behind will be key to the success of his fellow summer arrival.

The summer window has not been opened officially yet, but so far, the Blues are clearly the biggest winners.

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