Chelsea ahead Timo Werner says he selected a transfer to Stamford Bridge “to win titles” after he was linked with Premier League champions Liverpool.
The German worldwide, 24, signed a five-year cope with Chelsea in a £47m transfer from RB Leipzig in June.
Werner stated supervisor Frank Lampard persuaded him to signal for the Blues regardless of curiosity from different golf equipment.
“When I made a decision to depart Leipzig, I talked to completely different golf equipment [as well as] Chelsea,” he stated.
“Of course there are another golf equipment like Liverpool – they’ve nice workforce – and likewise possibly I might match different groups. But I made a decision Chelsea as a result of it’s one of the best resolution I might take – not solely the type of soccer, however due to what they confirmed to me.
“It was a tough resolution ultimately, however I’m very excited, proud and completely happy that I made a decision like this. I’ve been right here nearly two months and it feels proper.”
Werner, who impressed on his debut within the 3-1 win over Brighton on Monday, added: “I got here right here to win titles. It’s an enormous membership and it’s a membership who all the time need to win, and I need to win each sport.
“The final years we did not win so many titles, however now we’ve a powerful and younger workforce that may develop.”
Chelsea completed fourth within the Premier League final season and had been overwhelmed by Arsenal within the FA Cup ultimate. They final gained the Premier League in 2016-17.
But they’ve spent about £200m on gamers this summer season together with Werner, Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz, Leicester full-back Ben Chilwell, former Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech and former Paris St-Germain defender Thiago Silva.
Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy can also be set to make a transfer from Rennes.
Werner stated Lampard’s imaginative and prescient was a key consider his resolution.
He stated: “It was a wierd time. We met one another in particular person for the primary time right here due to the virus however on the finish, he known as me lots, he texted me lots, despatched me some movies the place he can present me what type of soccer he wished to play.
“It was necessary to have a imaginative and prescient which inserts my type of soccer. The complete Premier League suits me properly – it’s so quick, and quick gamers have actually good area to go and play properly.
“The dialog with him was actually necessary. He was very good and calm man who makes it clear what type of soccer he likes. Also that you’re not only a participant, however an individual.
“He is behind you and never solely in soccer. That was actually spectacular for me and one of many causes I got here right here.”