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Timo Werner: Frank Lampard is Main Reason for Me Joining Chelsea

Timo Werner: Frank Lampard is Main Reason for Me Joining Chelsea (talksport)

LONDON, NETRALNEWS.COM - New Chelsea signing, Timo Werner says Frank Lampard was the main reason for him to join the London club from RB Leipzig.

"He is the main reason. We talk a lot about the system, how he wants us to play and my place in the team and how everything will suit me," Werner said in an exclusive interview on the official Chelsea webpage.

"He is a pleasant figure. Not only does he want me here, but he also wants to foster my development," Werner added.

The German forward joined Chelsea after the Blues agreed to meet the minimum release clause of Werner from Leipzig.

In Leipzig, he contributed one goal this season and helped the team finish third in the Bundesliga.

Werner was seen watching Chelsea's final league match in the Premier League this season at Stamford Bridge, and began attending training sessions with his new colleagues at Cobham.

The 24-year-old player claimed to always have the ambition to play with big teams like Chelsea, and the Premier League is the right destination for the development of his career.

"The Premier League playing style is very fast and that is one of my skills, so I think this is the right place to play," Werner said.

"This is another league in another country. I think my development will improve at a different level here," he added.