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Chelsea beat Liverpool to the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, and the 24-year-old has signed a five year deal with the Blues that’ll see him become the club’s second highest earner.
Werner has been criticised because he’d not be part of Leipzig’s team that will feature in the Champions League in August after sealing a transfer to Chelsea.
Werner’s agent Karlheinz Forster has defended his player from criticisms and is annoyed at the negative image that has followed the 24-year-old.
Karlheinz Forster also revealed that all parties in the deal agreed that Werner move to Chelsea on July 1, and not in August.
“What annoys me is that Timo is now being put in a corner and portrayed as a bad sportsman who lets his team-mates down,” Werner’s representative told Sport1.
“I have to contradict that very clearly and I can only agree with what Oliver Mintzlaff said yesterday before the game!
“It would have been anything but a good start for Timo at his new club if he had to return to Leipzig for the preparation and the Champions League after the break.
“It was the joint vote of all parties involved – and not just Timo’s decision – that he should move to Chelsea on July 1, and not until mid or late August.”