"He scores all kinds of goals": Ethan Ampadu on reported Chelsea target Timo Werner
Chelsea loan star Ethan Ampadu has spoken out about his RB Leipzig teammate and reported Chelsea transfer target Timo Werner.
Werner has been one of Europe’s most sought players ahead of the summer window, having recorded 27 goals and nine assists in just 36 appearances in all competitions for RB Leipzig.
The 24-year-old still has three years remaining in his contract with the Bundesliga side, but with the several top clubs ready to table deals for him, it would be difficult to imagine he stays beyond summer.
Chelsea, who could lose Olivier Giroud whose contract expires this summer and Michy Batshuayi who has struggled to impress Frank Lampard this season, are reportedly one of the many clubs interested in the Germany international.
One of Chelsea’s youngsters Ethan Ampadu has been at Leipzig since the start of the season on a loan deal.
Having witnessed Werner’s instinct for goals on a daily basis, Ampadu couldn’t hide his admiration.
He told The Athletic: “I’d heard a lot about him before I came over. He was in the media in England because of his goals, his pace, his ruthlessness. Over here, I’ve seen that.
“He scores all kinds of goals, he gets in behind, he can run at players with his pace, he’s an exciting player.
“He’s a good bloke. Fairly quiet. I think that’s something here, they’re all fairly quiet, get on with things — although maybe that’s my language barrier and I’ve missed all that.”
Recently, a report from Germany claimed Ampadu has played his last game for Leipzig as he struggled to find minutes on the pitch.