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Timo Werner says Lampard was the main reason he joined Chelsea

Timo Werner says that Frank Lampard was the key reason why he decided to join Chelsea.  The Germ...



Timo Werner says Lampard was t...
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Timo Werner says Lampard was the main reason he joined Chelsea

Timo Werner says that Frank Lampard was the key reason why he decided to join Chelsea. 

The Germany international forward has been training with his new teammates this week after completing a €58million move from RB Leipzig.

Werner had been a reported target of Liverpool's for some time, and had even had conversations with Jurgen Klopp regarding a potential switch to Anfield.

But speaking with Chelsea TV, the 24-year old says it was the Chelsea boss who made the better pitch.

"He was the main point," Werner said, "We talked a lot about things like system, like how he wants to play and sees me playing, and how the system fits to me.

"He is a really nice guy who not only told me what he wants from me as a player because he wants to help me as a guy.

"He knows me now a little bit better and it fits very good between us and now I am happy to be here."

Werner's described his move to Stamford Bridge as a "dream come true", adding, "I know of the players before when they won the Champions League with Drogba, with my new manager Frank Lampard, Petr Cech as the technical advisor, it is like a little dream for me but I want to become, not a same player like them, but I want to be part of a new era here so I will play to try to give my best."

Werner won't be involved in Saturday's FA Cup final with Arsenal, but is looking forward to getting to grips with English football in September.

"The style of the Premier League is very fast and my speciality is that I am really fast so I think it is perfect for me to play here.

"It is another league in another country so I can improve myself to bring it to another level, so those are the reasons I come to the Premier League and to Chelsea."

"I’ll try to score as much goals as I can for Chelsea, that is the big reason why they bought me, to bring the goals I scored in Leipzig here, and maybe score more goals than there."

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