Rio Ferdinand believes key Liverpool target will be a good signing for Chelsea

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Liverpool have always been the favourites to sign RB Leipzig star Timo Werner, but Chelsea and Manchester United have also been included in the mix.

Leipzig director Markus Krosche only recently suggested that a summer move for Werner could be scuppered due to the coronavirus crisis.

Responding to Krosche’s comments during a Q&A session with his Instagram followers, Ferdinand gave his analysis if Timo Werner signs up for Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester United.

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He said: “His move to Liverpool is called off, they’re saying, because of the virus but there’s a lot of clubs in for him. If Liverpool are saying they’re not going to buy him then I’m sure there’s going to be other people that are going to be very willing to take him.

“I watched him destroy Spurs in the Champions League, live, and I thought: ‘Wow, this kid has got something’. Obviously he’s been talked about for a while as a top player, big potential. But this was the game I saw him and thought, ‘Oh, his movement!’.

“He looks mature, he’s quick, he should have scored another goal in the game when the ball came through to him and he took a bad touch but I just like the way he moves. He’s not pinned down to one position.

“When I look at strikers I think, ‘Would I enjoy playing against him? Would I find it easy? What ways would he make it difficult?’, and I think he’s just elusive in his movement – you look round and he’s over there, you look round and he’s over there.

“He’s not in one position all the time which, for him, is an asset and he’s very direct. You look at his goals return… he’s had 31 appearances, 25 goals and 11 assists this season.”

On Werner moving to Chelsea, Ferdinand said: “But there’s other clubs… Chelsea I think are interested in him. He would be massive for Chelsea, an unbelievable signing for Chelsea.

“I think United would go for him as well. I think he’d be great for Manchester United, definitely. Another one added to that great group of players that they’ve got up front.”

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