German striker Timo Werner has revealed that he turned down interest from Man Utd and Liverpool to join Chelsea.
The 24-year-old forward who has now officially joined the West London club has managed to found back of the net 34 times and provided 13 assists in 45 games for RB Leipzig during the 2019-20 season.
Despite interest from elsewhere, German forward has claimed that it was a relatively straightforward decision for him to snub interest from Liverpool and Man Utd in order to join Chelsea as Frank Lampard speech convinced to make a switch to Stamford Bridge.
“I agreed [to join Chelsea] a few weeks ago,” Werner told Sportbuzzer. “The whole thing was quite unproblematic because I had a lot of time to think about it before the coronavirus period. It’s no secret that there were several offers.
“It could have been (a move to Liverpool or Manchester United on the cards). There were some top clubs who fought for me. The entire Chelsea package was the best for me, my game and my career. Money played the smallest role. For me money was never a decisive factor, [if it was] then I could have gone to China.
“Chelsea is a top destination in European football. There is a really good team at Chelsea with high quality, we want to challenge at the top. I haven’t regretted my decision for a second.”
Germany international forward who has also scored 11 goals in 29 games for his country, has penned a deal at Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2024-25 season.