What Timo Werner has said about Man Utd transfer as Chelsea close in on striker

Chelsea-bound Timo Werner once revealed his dream of playing for Manchester United. The RB Leipzig striker is set to join the Blues this summer. Chelsea agreed a deal for the Germany international last week, despite many expecting the forward to head to Liverpool after he talked up a move to Anfield.

United have been credited with interest in the 24-year-old, who has netted 25 Bundesliga goals this season.

And Werner previously revealed his admiration for the Red Devils, admitting he dreamed of heading to United.

“As a small boy, you always dream of the huge clubs,” he previously told Sky Sports.

“In earlier days, it was Manchester United.

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“Under Sir Alex Ferguson, they always had great players, they always won. As a small boy, you always prefer the teams which are winning.

“That’s something you can easily forget, especially when everything is going well. You see how you develop, that you play in the German national team – the number one, the world champion.

“Then you start to dream of perhaps playing somewhere else sometime.”

A lot has been made of Chelsea closing in on Werner, with former United midfielder Owen Hargreaves claiming the striker would have been perfect for the Red Devils.

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“Well I think he’s perfect, I think he could have been perfect for Man United as well but I think it’s brilliant for Frank Lampard and Chelsea,” Hargreaves said on BT Sport.

“A proven goalscorer but the curious thing for me is how he fits in with Tammy Abraham, because I love Tammy’s game and I think he’s been tremendous.

“So maybe Timo Werner can play off the left side at times but they have multiple players there for those positions, with [Callum] Hudson-Odoi and [Christian] Pulisic.

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“But it’s a terrific signing for Chelsea, I think they needed to make a statement and they’ve done that.

“To go with [Hakim] Ziyech and all these terrific young players, I think Chelsea are building something, not to compete next season for the Premier League but definitely in two or three years time to compete to win the Premier League.

“Terrific signing, I think Chelsea fans are going to love him.”

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