News are emerging about Frank Lampard and Petr Cech’s secret meeting with Timo Werner on convincing him into a Chelsea move.
The Blues boss very discreetly flew over to Germany during the mid-season winter break to hold personal talks with Werner. Of course, Liverpool and Manchester United had also approached him.
Chelsea’s meeting with Werner proved to be very successful indeed. Lampard laid out his plans on how he sees the striker fitting into the squad. This greatly impressed the German international and immediately all hopes swung in Chelsea’s favour. Eventually, they did manage to sign him on a deal worth £53 million and wages of £180,000-per-week.
Liverpool had a less impressive strategy in gaining Werner’s attention and were wary of overspending themselves. Dishing out £50 million on a player is not something they are keen on doing during the worldwide health and financial crisis.
Petr Cech reportedly had a key role in the succesful transfer deal as well. Both him and Lampard maintained contact with Werner through the COVID-19 pandemic and was eventually able to put pen on paper. Once again, the former teammates were able to carry out a successful operation for Chelsea.
They shared the pitch for 10 years wearing the navy blue and have maintained a close relationship ever since. Both of them came back into the club at the same time, one as the manager and other the sporting director.