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Werner gives honest verdict on Lukaku joining Chelsea

Timo Werner - Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku - Inter Milan
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The German forward never really got going in his debut season at Stamford Bridge and could lose his place in the team to the Belgian marksman.  

Timo Werner is looking forward to “one of the best three strikers in the world” Romelu Lukaku joining Chelsea.

Chelsea have reached an agreement with Inter Milan to sign Lukaku for €115 million, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Romano has also reported that the 28-year-old has completed the first part of his medical and will now fly to London in the coming days to complete his move.

Lukaku’s arrival could result in Werner’s playing time getting reduced. The former Leipzig man largely struggled in front of goal last season while the Inter striker netted 30 times in 2020-21.

“He’s probably one of the best three strikers in the world at the moment. There is no question about that,” Werner told Sky Sports when asked about Lukaku.

“I don’t think we need to say too much about him. He’s a world-class striker who would benefit any team.

“I certainly think at Leipzig that it always helped me having a big striker alongside me. I think that’s always good because I’m not the biggest and when you play up front on your own, you always have the attention of one or two defenders.

“It’s a good new weapon to have in our game when you know that if you play a long ball, he will hold it up. And then the fast players around him can the set off – I think that’s good for any team.”