Chelsea’s new signing Timo Werner said his conversation with Germany teammate Antonio Rudiger helped convince him to come to Stamford Bridge.
The 24-year-old is now officially a Chelsea player as he previously agreed to make the switch as soon as the Bundesliga season ended.
Werner has previously talked about how Frank Lampard and Petr Cech’s visit to Germany played a big part in his decision, and now he also opened up about Rudiger’s role.
He told Leipzig’s official YouTube channel: “Yes, of course, I spoke to him. I’ve known him for a long time, seven years now.
“He is a leading player there and knows all there and knows all there is to know. I think he played there for two or three years already.
“So there wasn’t really a better person I could talk to than him. I asked him what it’s like, what the environment is like, what the coach is like.”
The German international said that the Chelsea centre-back answered all his questions positively.
“He was full of praise. He said that the city was incredible and that you can only be happy there,” he added.
“So it was useful to be able to talk to him, and he really helped me in making my decision.”
Werner and Rudiger previously played together at Stuttgart and the pair still share the dressing room at national team.
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