‘Werner requires to perform or I’m in trouble with Chelsea!’ – Rudiger on agent role in ₤47.5m transfer
The German defender is eagerly anticipating linking with his fellow compatriot at Stamford Bridge next season
Antonio Rudiger states he will remain in “trouble” with Chelsea if Timo Werner stops working to perform after embracing a representative role in his ₤47.5 million ($59m) transfer from RB Leipzig.
Chelsea saw off reported competition from the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Liverpool to sign among the most popular talents in European football previously this month.
Speculation over Werner’s future ended when he committed to a five-year agreement at Stamford Bridge, which will see him earn ₤ 170,000 per week in west London.
The 24-year-old will associate his brand-new team-mates at the end of the present season, and will hope to produce the very same type in front of goal for the Blues as he has on a weekly basis for Leipzig.
The Germany striker has actually hit 32 goals in 44 appearances for Julian Nagelsmann’s side in 2019-20, assisting them increase to third in the Bundesliga while also certifying for the Champions League quarter-finals.
Rudiger, who plays along with Werner at global level, has actually exposed the part he played in drawing the frontman to Chelsea after being asked to evaluate his quality.
The Blues defender is hoping his “recommendation” won’t return to haunt him, as he informed Sport Bild: “Chelsea asked me for an evaluation.
” I have understood Timo for a long period of time. I made a clear recommendation to do whatever possible to get him.
” From the next season on he will need to deliver, otherwise I will get trouble from the club later on.”
Rudiger went on to reveal his belief that Werner will have no issue making the shift from the Bundesliga to the Premier League, while insisting Chelsea are a better suitable for his compatriot than Bayern would have been.
He included: “Although he [Werner] is not a timeless charge area striker, he has a particular robustness well matched to the durability of English football.
” Counterattacking might have been more challenging for him at Bayern Munich or with a top Italian group, who are always handling opponents who sit extremely deep.
” Even outside the group of top clubs, lots of groups attempt to play positive and assaulting football against us.
” This will give him the space he needs and ideally he can use it as much as he did at Leipzig.”