This season, Manchester United has used Chelsea’s 3-4-3 formation, sacked their manager to salvage a point at Stamford Bridge, and hired Thomas Tuchel’s former gegenpressing teacher.
Would they like anything else to go with that at Chelsea’s expense?
Why not just take the man who thrived and made his name under Ralf Rangnick away from us too?
It has been rumoured that Timo Werner is on Rangnick’s shopping list and this has sent mixed emotions throughout the fan Chelsea base.
Whilst many think it’s time for the German forward to move on, others are not so happy with the possible reunion between Werner and Rangnick on Manchester territory.
The unimaginable could happen. Timo Werner could become a 20+ goals a season Premier League forward.
From Ralph Hasenhüttl to Ralf Rangnick to Julian Naanglesmen, Werner’s former RB Leipzig managers all managed to get the best out of him.
Obtaining nothing less than 19 goals a season for Leipzig, his move to the Premier League was not what we expected.
Timo Werner’s time at Chelsea has been somewhat complicated. He only managed to score 12 goals in 52 games in his first season however, the Chelsea faithful’s still adored him. They supported the German and generated a healthy environment once they had been allowed back into the stadium. Match goers sing his name continuously in hopes that he will find the back of the net amidst the support.
Patience is now running incredibly thin within the fan base. Fans took to Twitter Spaces (a new audio chat forum) to express their frustrations. Many were okay with allowing Werner to continue his career elsewhere whereas others felt that he brought a different dynamic to the team.
His sneaky runs in behind defences, his ability to draw players towards him and his positional awareness were on the list of his unique attributes.
The opposing fans claimed that this was not enough for a forward that was bought in to score goals.
The matter of the fact is that Werner is not doing what fans expected of him and that has now opened a wormhole of January transfer expectations.
Considering his previous form playing under Rangnick, the new Man United boss could be the key to unleashing a lethal Timo Werner. German outlet BILD’s Christian Falk claimed that Rangnick is open to giving Werner a chance to restart his England career.
Will Chelsea be willing to take that risk for the right asking price?
Despite currently sitting 15 points ahead of the red devils in the Premier League, Man United still has a run in the Champions League run to complete. If push comes to shove, the cup-tied rule in the competition has now been phased out, meaning Werner will be allowed some European minutes with United if he was to move in January.
I don’t think I could stomach Timo Werner helping Manchester United to their fourth Champions League trophy as we begin our quest for the third and helping a direct league rival isn’t something I like doing.
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