With Timo Werner not living upto his expectations, Chelsea are considering a swap deal for Borussia Dortmund’s in-form striker, Erling Haaland.
Timo Werner, signed by Chelsea for a sum of 53 million euros was expected to be a long term prospect for the Blues. The former RB Leipzig striker has been nowhere close to his best in any aspect, and has managed to score just 10 goals this season in his 38 appearances in all competitions.
As reported by Football Insider, the Blues are considering a mega swap deal to land Erling Haaland at Stamford Bridge next season. The swap will involve the transfer of Werner to Borussia Dortmund plus a cash deal in exchange for Haaland, who will make the switch to England.
The Norweigan striker has continued his goal-scoring form from last season, as he has already bagged 31 goals in 30 matches this season, in all competitions.
Haaland has scored 47 goals in 48 matches for the German side, and is one of the hottest talents in Europe currently. On the other hand, Timo Werner is yet to cement his place in the starting lineup for Chelsea and is a player who seems to be low on confidence. The deal is expected to cost Chelsea a huge sum, given that Haaland is one of the most sought after names in European football.
The cost would be at least worth 100 million pounds to the Blues if they are to have a chance of signing Haaland on an only cash-basis. However, the market value of the 20-year old Dortmund striker is expected to increase in the coming months as several clubs will enquire about his services. His release clause of 75 million euros is only going to be in effect from 2022.
Despite a 250 million pound rebuild at Chelsea last season, Roman Abramovich is expected to pump in the funds to make a few more world-class acquisitions to support Thomas Tuchel, whose short stint at the Stamford Bridge has already garnered positive feedback.
If Werner can find back his goal-scoring form and guide Chelsea to a top four finish and a decent Champions League campaign, the German could still manage to save his career at Stamford Bridge. Also the fact that Tuchel, the Chelsea manager is a German, gives Werner an extra advantage if he can end his misery in front of goal. Do you think the ex-Leipzig marksman has a future in London?