Who is Timo Werner? What is his lifestyle? How much is his net worth? Who is his girlfriend?
Who is Timo Werner seems to be the question on the lips for all Chelsea fans now! Well, we have everything you need to know about him here for you!
Timo Werner is about to be Chelsea’s latest acquisition. The German international plays for RB Leipzig but in all probability is scheduled to join the Blues this summer.
So let us find out a bit about Chelsea’s latest capture!
Childhood: Who is Timo Werner
Timo Werner came through the youth ranks at VFB Stuttgart. The young German at the age of 16 was promoted to the U-19 side where he scored 24 goals! He made his senior debut later that season in a Champions League match for VFB Stuttgart.
Upon doing so, he became the youngest player ever for Stuttgart to play at the age of 17 years, four months and 25 days!
On his 18th birthday, he signed a professional contract with Stuttgart for whom he made 95 appearances before switching sides and joining RB Leipzig.
RB Leipzig: Who is Timo Werner
He signed for Leipzig on June 11, 2016, as a 20-year-old. He has since gone on to score 75 goals in 122 appearances. At that time, he is the second-highest scorer in the Bundesliga, bested by Robert Lewandowski only. He became the club’s record signing when he was signed for €10 million. He also holds the record for becoming the youngest player to be playing in 100 Bundesliga matches.
He is currently enjoying his best season in the Bundesliga having scored 31 goals in 42 matches for the German side, including three hat-tricks the latest of which came last week in the 5-0 hammering of Mainz.
Failed Liverpool transfer: Who is Timo Werner
This is a transfer that is about to go through, according to most credible reports. The player was initially poised to join Liverpool, however.
Werner, being German shared a special bond with the manager of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp. What added flavour to the move was that Liverpool played an attractive brand of football that suited Werner’s style of football adequately.
In fact, so much so, that Red Bull’s sporting director Ralf Rangick suggested that Werner leave Leipzig and join Klopp at Anfield.
“The league is less important, but the club, from a purely hypothetical point of view, I would better see him in good hands with a club that is not necessarily defined by ball possession football,” he told BILD.
“Since Timo has made progress under Julian Nagelsmann, his most important weapons, however, are the quick switching movement and his powerful finish.
“Therefore, he would rather fit a club like Liverpool, which is similar to our style of play, but I would prefer him to stay here.”
There were also multiple talks reportedly between Klopp and Werner. The German coach assured Werner that Liverpool wanted him and if not this summer, then definitely next summer Klopp would bring him down to Anfield. Werner was even ready to wait for another year to complete his dream move to Anfield.
However, the latest CoVID-19 pandemic has badly affected the global economy and the Liverpool bosses do not deem it fit that they spend €60 million on a player who will on most days warm the bench. They told Klopp that the move is ruled out who in turn had to phone the striker and tell him that the transfer was off.
Chelsea transfer: Who is Timo Werner
This allowed Chelsea to come into the play who had been laying the groundwork for Werner for quite some time. It is being reported that pre-pandemic, Blues boss Frank Lampard and Sporting Director Petr Cech had travelled to Germany to speak to the player and to Leipzig about a possible move.
Lampard has had two ‘lengthy’ phone conversations with the player and convinced Werner of his role in the youth revolution at the Bridge. As for Leipzig, the situation was pretty straightforward once Chelsea agreed to pay the release clause.
Marina Granovskaia, the Chelsea head boss, is now reportedly exchanging documents and finalising a deal for the player with the help of Michael Ballack’s lawyer to bring over Werner to the Bridge.
The player is set to earn €9 million-plus bonuses per year the Bridge in a salary that has been set with an exponential increase based on performance.
His fee will be paid 2/3rd in this transfer window with the remainder paid in the winter market of 2021.
Net Worth: Who is Timo Werner
The player’s net worth is estimated at €25.7 million. He is now set to earn close to €50 million at least on top with his five-year contract at Chelsea. The player is only 24 and is likely to command yet another high fee after his five-year contract runs down at Chelsea.
Girlfriend: Who is Timo Werner
Julia Nagler, the 23-year-old student from Stuttgart, Germany is the current girlfriend of Timo Werner. Not much is known about his girlfriend or their personal life since they like to keep it private.
Here is another Instagram post from January 1, 2019 – the happy couple sharing New Year’s together!
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Lifestyle: Who is Timo Werner
A humble man with no flash. He prefers to not only keep his personal life private but also has little time for the extravaganza in his life. He prefers to use the coach rides for the team rather than drive privately when given the option (something most footballers love doing).
He lives a simple life, much like many German football professionals. He is educated and a family man as well!
Facts: Who is Timo Werner
Date of birth: March 6, 1996
Jersey Number: 11
Nickname: Turbo Timo
Sponsored by: Adidas
Father: Gunther Schuh (Former Bundesliga Coach)
Best Friends: Julian Brandt
Football Idol: Lionel Messi, Mario Gomez
Timo Werner Cars: BMW, Black Mercedes
Hobbies: Traveling and listening to music
Actor: Michael Fassbender, Nadja Uhl