Report: PL club now hoping Chelsea allow their 'underappreciated' player out on loan, watching situation closely
Newcastle United are reportedly interested in a deal to sign Chelsea forward Timo Werner on loan this summer.
According to The Telegraph, Premier League rivals Newcastle are hopeful that the Blues decide to loan out the 26-year-old during this transfer window.
It is explained Eddie Howe’s side are closely watching Werner’s situation, but there’s yet to be any further developments beyond looking.
The report explains that Newcastle would like Chelsea to loan out the Germany international and to continue paying the lion’s share of his wages, which are a mammoth £272,000-a-week.
It’s been previously reported the Blues will need to sign a new attacker before Werner is allowed to depart Stamford Bridge on loan or on a permanent basis.
Newcastle interested in Timo Werner loan
Cash-rich Newcastle appear to be one side waiting in the wings for Werner.
Described as “underappreciated” by Germany manager, Werner is someone that constantly divides opinion.
The quick attacker has so often been a fan favourite around the Bridge due to his work rate, but there’s just been too much inconsistency when it comes to his game in the final third.
He’s contributed 23 goals and 21 assists in 89 appearances during his Chelsea career, which is unfortunately some way off the level he was setting at ex-club RB Leipzig.
Obviously, he’s a talented player that is still a key figure for his country. It feels like people are starting to run out of patience with him, though.
Does he need fresh start?
You could argue now is a good time for Werner to get himself a move to try get back to his very best.
He was one of the top strikers in Europe during his time in Europe, but everything has not quite clicked the same way in West London.
However, it feels like Chelsea need to keep hold of him unless a new No.9 joins the club.
If Werner stays, you can be guaranteed he will at least give it his all when he steps on the pitch.