Timo Werner gets a thumbs up from Roberto Di Matteo who twice tried to sign him.
Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has hailed Chelsea new signing Timo Werner and revealed he tried to sign the German forward twice.
The Blues legend who managed the Chelsea side to their Champions League triumph in 2012 says Werner’s influence on Chelsea can take them to the next level
“During the second part of the season, before I left, I was planning with my sporting director.
“I was saying I wanted to sign this guy, he’s good. He was young, quick, technically good. I said ‘can we not sign this boy Timo’.
“We didn’t in the end and then I resigned and so on. Then I went to Villa. Stuttgart, the season after, they got relegated, and so I enquired again to sign him, but then Leipzig signed him on.”
Di Matteo added: ‘I’m a big fan of his and he’s developed really, really well as well.
“He’s a goal scorer, he scores goals, so he can guarantee a certain amount of goals for the team, which is very good, and he’s very pacey as well, he’s fast.”