Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has been urged to avoid making the same £47.5million transfer mistake that Chelsea made when they signed Timo Werner last summer.
Werner, 25, hasn’t kicked on in a Chelsea jersey since being involved in their Champions League title win of the 2020/21 campaign.
Two goals so far in all competitions makes miserable reading for Blues fans who are eager to see their frontman start to fire as Thomas Tuchel’s side hunt for more silverware this season.
However, this could be to the detriment of the ex-RB Leipzig man who could be on his way out of the club in the next few transfer windows as the west Londoners look for an immediate fix to their attacking woes.
His 0.38 goals and assists combined together so far in the Premier League this season, as per FBref.com, has caused some major concern in Tuchel’s quest to continue on the success that he had built up last term.
Therefore, seeing Man United ponder the possibility of taking the 25-year-old off the wage bill at Stamford Bridge could be seen as a blessing in disguise.
According to Bild reporter Christian Falk, Manchester United’s new interim manager Ralf Rangnick wants a reunion with Werner.
Alongside the 63-year-old making bold changes in his backroom staff to try and entice Chelsea’s number 11, the amicable relationship between the two is clear for everyone to see meaning a move to Old Trafford could be on the cards in the upcoming transfer windows.
Nonetheless, former Blues defender Glen Johnson doesn’t see the point in Werner moving to Man United.
He told BettingOdds.com: “I don’t think that’s a good move for either party to be honest.
“I don’t think it’s a good move for Manchester United and I don’t think it’s a good move for Timo Werner.
“United seem to want to sign any player available in that position which is just madness.
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“For me, they signed Jadon Sancho for a position they didn’t need and they’ve got [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Mason] Greenwood and [Edinson] Cavani.
“They clearly can’t play all these players and keep them all happy. For Timo Werner to thrive then he has to be playing somewhere where he plays every week and at Manchester United he’s not going to do that.”
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