Former Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand believes Timo Werner would be an ‘unbelievable signing’ for Chelsea.
After excelling for RB Leipzig this season, Werner is now tipped to leave the German side to make the move to the Premier League.
The 24-year-old has netted 21 Bundesliga with seven assists, having also netted four in the Champions League as they breezed past Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool are reportedly leading the race, with the Blues also interested in the striker and Man United keeping tabs on him.
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And Ferdinand believes Werner would be an superb signing for whichever clubs does eventually snap him up this summer.
“What he’s been doing for his club, he’s been playing particularly well he is their goal threat and so, if I’m Liverpool, I 100 per cent take him because they haven’t got that back-up for the front-three at the moment,” Ferdinand said during an Instagram Q&A session with his followers.
“If one of them gets injured for a sustained amount of time, they haven’t got anyone – as well as Divock Origi has done, the Champions League exploits, I’d want more than that.
Chelsea during the break
“If I was Werner I’d be thinking: ‘I don’t think Salah is gonna be here that much longer, Mane might get bought out of here as well so I could get my chance that way’ but also I’d be thinking there’s enough games in the season to get games and I can make an impact, try and push my way in.
“But there’s other clubs… Chelsea I think are interested in him. He would be massive for Chelsea, an unbelievable signing for Chelsea.”