Chelsea new boy Timo Werner reveals Frank Lampard’s key role in transfer

Timo Werner has revealed how important Frank Lampard was in his decision to join Chelsea.

The German agreed to join the Blues in a £53million transfer from RB Leipzig in June.

There was a great deal of competition for the 24-year-old’s signature with Chelsea beating the likes of Liverpool and Bayern Munich to get him and the man himself says his new boss was key in his decision to make the switch.

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“He [Lampard] was the main point,” he said. “We talked a lot about things like system, like how he wants to play and sees me playing, and how the system fits to me.

“He is a really nice guy who not only told me what he wants from me as a player because he wants to help me as a guy. He knows me now a little bit better and it fits very good between us and now I am happy to be here.

“When you have a decision to go from your old club and you come to a big club like this, it was for me a dream which came true because Chelsea is a very big club.

“I know of the players before when they won the Champions League with Drogba, with my new manager Frank Lampard, Petr Cech as the technical advisor, it is like a little dream for me but I want to become, not a same player like them, but I want to be part of a new era here so I will play to try to give my best.”

Werner joins former Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech in moving to the west London outfit this summer, with boss Lampard still hunting yet more recruits with Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz strongly linked.

The German international is hoping to hit the ground running and prove why Chelsea were so keen to get him.

“The style of the Premier League is very fast and my speciality is that I am really fast so I think it is perfect for me to play here,” he added.

“It is another league in another country so I can improve myself to bring it to another level, so those are the reasons I come to the Premier League and to Chelsea.

“I’ll try to score as much goals as I can for Chelsea, that is the big reason why they bought me, to bring the goals I scored in Leipzig here, and maybe score more goals than there.”

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