It is no longer news that Chelsea have beaten other suitors – sorry, Liverpool – to the signing of one of Germany’s most spectacular youngsters, Timo Werner.
Ignore the snide remarks of jealous troll accounts, Werner is the real deal.
With two games of the 2019/20 season to go, Werner has already bettered the most prolific Bundesliga campaign of his career by five goals.
The question to ask is not why Chelsea signed Werner. It is, how did the Blues get a versatile forward who has netted 26 goals and eight assists in 32 games, for just €53 million in these present times?
Well, Chelsea could have paid more if push came to shove to get their man.
They have done it several times before. Michael Essien. Andriy Shevchenko. Fernando Torres. Big players brought in for big money.
Werner’s transfer fee elevates him into the top ten most expensive players in Chelsea’s history. Soccernet.ng shows you exactly where.
Top Ten Chelsea Record Signings: Where Is Timo Werner?
Kepa Arrizabalaga came to limelight as a member of Spain’s under-19 team that won the 2012 European Championship.
After excelling at Athletic Bilbao, Chelsea paid out €80 million in 2018 to make him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, breaking the record set by Alisson’s transfer to Liverpool.
Kepa kept six clean sheets in his first 12 games and helped the Blues to glory in the Europa League last year.
Still, he is yet to fully convince many at the Stamford Bridge as a worthy replacement to Thibaut Courtois.