Timo Werner wants to leave Chelsea.
There was much fanfare when Werner was signed from RB Leipzig two years ago, but he has failed to adapt to life in the Premier League, and a return of 19 goals in 80 appearances is not what Chelsea bargained for when they paid £47.5 million for his services.
Instead, he starts most matches at Stamford Bridge on the bench these days, with his international teammate Kai Havertz preferred instead of him.
Now he has admitted that “things are not going the way I would like” in West London and he is already planning to leave the club, although when its transfer embargo will be lifted may be dependent on the sale process.
He is under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2025, but Chelsea will not stand in his way provided that they receive a good offer of £35 million or upwards for the striker.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.