'He's quite similar': TalkSPORT pundit suggests Chelsea are linked with signing another Timo Werner
Jamie O’Hara claims Manchester City star Raheem Sterling is similar to Chelsea forward Timo Werner.
Sterling, who’s entering the final year of his contract at Man City, is actually linked with a potential transfer to Chelsea this summer.
It’s been reported the 27-year-old attacker would be interested in leaving the Etihad Stadium and making the move to Stamford Bridge next season. The Blues have made him a number one target in this transfer window, too.
Sterling’s got a brilliant record of 131 goals in his Man City career, but it sounds like he could be on his way out of Manchester as he prepares to enter his peak years.
Sterling similar to Werner
TalkSPORT pundit O’Hara has raised one potential question mark over Sterling potentially joining Chelsea.
He worries that the England international won’t be guaranteed a permanent spot in the starting XI, drawing comparisons between him and current Blues player Werner.
Werner, 26, is equally an attacker with blistering pace that can operate on the left wing or through the centre.
O’Hara thinks the German is similar to Man City ace Sterling, who sometimes needs a few chances before converting his goals.
“Is he going [Chelsea] to get more game time?” O’Hara said on talkSPORT.
“The Chelsea squad, they’ve got a top front three. Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, and Christian Pulisic. Timo Werner is a very good player. His finishing is not great, but he’s quite similar to what Sterling is. Does he play week in week out?
“If he goes to Chelsea, it’s a backwards step in terms of his chances of winning trophies, but you’re going to get the same game time.”
Yes, Sterling and Werner aren’t the most devastating finishers in Europe. Man City’s potential exit-bound star edges it when it comes to quality in front of goal, though.
Sterling has a far more impressive CV to date, especially when it comes to achievements in England.
The City man is a tricky winger capable of breaking down a low block defence with his quick dribbling. In contrast, you always feel Werner’s at his best on the counter-attack with plenty of grass ahead of him.
He feels like much more of the finished article than Werner.