Transfer news: Chelsea forward Timo Werner is reportedly willing to reunite with his old boss Ralf Rangnick at Manchester United, despite the Blues’ desire to sell the German to Barcelona as per the report in Spanish outlet El Nacional.
The 25-year-old joined the west London club last summer from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig. However, the move hasn’t gone according to plans as the forward has failed to live up to the expectations at Stamford Bridge, scoring only seven goals in 43 Premier League appearances during this period.
According to the report, Chelsea are ready to offload the Germany international in the upcoming transfer window and Barcelona are willing to land the talented forward, given the Blaugrana are searching for a new striker in this winter transfer window.
However, the report claims that Manchester United are big favourites to sign the 25-year-old as the Red Devils’ new manager Ralf Rangnick has a very good relationship with the young forward and Werner might want to reunite with his old boss at Old Trafford stadium.
Transfer news: Should Manchester United splash the cash for Timo Werner?
Transfer news: Timo Werner might be an apt addition for Ralf Rangnick’s high press system at Manchester United. However, given the talents Red Devils have at the moment in their attacking position, there is no need to invest more money in this area.
On top of that, the 25-year-old has displayed that he can be wayward in front of the goal and that could be very frustrating thing for any team if they want to fight for the top prizes.
Manchester United lack options in the middle of the park. As Paul Pogba’s future is hanging in the air and Donny Van De Beek has also expressed his desire to leave the club if his situation does not change under the new manager, therefore, the Red Devils will need to strengthen the midfield in the upcoming transfer window and a defensive midfielder should be high on the list.
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s new era under Ralf Rangnick will begin from Sunday when they host Crystal Palace in the Premier League. The Red Devils will have favourable fixtures in the upcoming few weeks and they will have to accumulate as many points as possible to secure a top-four finish at the end of this season.