TIMO WERNER has revealed that he snubbed interest from a host of top clubs including Manchester United and Liverpool to sign for Chelsea.
The German striker was in sensational form for RB Leipzig this season, drawing admiring glances from all over Europe.
Earlier this month it was the Blues that managed to seal the deal for the 24-year-old, shelling out £53million for the prolific marksman.
And speaking to Sportbuzzer, Werner has opened up on his decision making process.
He said: “I agreed a few weeks ago.
“The whole thing was quite unproblematic because I had a lot of time to think about it before the corona period.
“It’s no secret that there were several offers.”
And when quizzed on if he could have joined the likes of Manchester United or Liverpool instead, he admitted that there was a possibility.
He continued: “It could have been.
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“There were some top clubs that fought for me. The entire Chelsea London package was the best for me, my game and my career.
“The game is played more often in England than in Germany, so there is not much time left for training. But it’s true – I still have to prove myself and go full throttle.”
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Werner officially became a Chelsea player today, with the Premier League transfer window having opened.
He scored 34 goals in 45 appearances in his final year with RB Leipzig – and in making the move now has sacrificed his opportunity to help them upon the resumption of the Champions League in August.
Werner is ineligible to feature for his new team until next season, as per Premier League rules.