Ballack reveals why Chelsea is a better club for Timo Werner

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Chelsea completed the transfer of Werner from RB Leipzig for a reported fee of £49m.

The 24-year-old has signed a five year deal with Chelsea, and it’s believed to be a mouthwatering deal that will see him become the second highest earner at the club.

Liverpool were expected to sign Werner ahead of next season, but Chelsea eventually hijacked the deal.

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has revealed that signing for Chelsea was a better decision for Werner than going to Liverpool.

“If Liverpool was really an option for him, he made the best decision for him, and only he can make that decision,” the 43-year-old said.

“You have to value certain things, like how much playing time you will get and how important a role in the squad you will have. Liverpool have won the Champions League and Premier League.

“How could Timo expect to come into that front three and start every week in place of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino or Sadio Mane?

“Chelsea are building a young team, a new team, with a young coach. It is a great project to be part of, given how young Timo is. To be the main striker, at a huge club like Chelsea, is the best place for him. He can have a much bigger impact than he could at Liverpool.

“Although Liverpool and Man City’s squad is much stronger than everyone else’s right now, Chelsea are starting to create a really competitive team. It will take time, and Timo is just part of that journey.

“You need the depth, but in Timo and Hakim Ziyech Chelsea have the start of a squad able to challenge for titles again.”

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