Aston Villa could profit from Timo Werner’s proposed move to Chelsea, with a report on BirminghamLIVE looking into the latest transfer news.
News on Thursday saw the German striker reportedly agree terms over a move to Stamford Bridge, although confirmation from either Chelsea or RB Leipzig is yet to be given.
Reports have suggested that the 24-year-old, who has netted an impressive 25 goals in the Bundesliga this season, has a release clause of around £54m and that could well be the figure that Frank Lampard’s side will pay.
If the deal is confirmed, Werner would become Chelsea’s second signing ahead of next season after already securing a £37m deal for Ajax talent Hakim Ziyech.
Werner, who is now a German international regular, is likely to instantly walk in to Lampard’s starting XI and BirminghamLIVE writer Shane Ireland has suggested that it could spell the end of Tammy Abraham’s time at the Stamford Bridge.
Abraham spent last season on loan with Aston Villa, helping Dean Smith’s side to gain promotion back to the Premier League. The young England striker has performed well this term for the Blues but he could now face a tough battle with Werner for the starting striker spot in Lampard’s side.
Could Villa bring him back? It seem highly unlikely given that Abraham is now becoming an established top-six striker and that the Villans are uncertain of their Premier League future at the moment, sitting 19th in the league table and occupying a place in the relegation zone.
Losing Abraham last summer was an obvious kick in the teeth for Villa and they are yet to really replace his goals for the club.
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