Chelsea skipper Cesar Azipilicueta has admitted that the signing of striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig can help the club compete for the Premier League title next season.
On Thursday morning, Chelsea officially completed their £53million move for the Germany international, who will join new team-mates on July 1.
Werner, 24, enjoyed a super campaign with Leipzig this term, having scored 32 goals and contributing 13 assists in 43 appearances.
The Germany international had also heavily linked with a move to Liverpool and even held talks with manager Jurgen Klopp over a potential move to Anfield stadium.
But Chelsea won the race and club’s captain Cesar Azipilicueta believes Frank Lampard’s side have acquired an “amazing” attacking option.
‘He’s an amazing attacking player with great experience in the Bundesliga where he has scored a lot of goals,’ Azpilicueta told Sky Sports.
‘He has great experience in the Champions League and Germany’s squad at international level.
‘He’s a big addition for our club. He can raise our level.
‘As I said before, he’s an amazing player, we know we to have help him to find the best position to score goals and also to adapt to the league as quickly as possible is very important.
‘Hopefully we can be competing for the top next season.’
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