Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel and his new employers are said to want to revamp his current squad starting this summer and have transfer-listed the pair of attackers, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.
Despite the call to overhaul, it was only a matter of time before the Blues pulled the plug on Werner and Ziyech. The former failed to impress since moving to Stamford Bridge, although the manager awarded him with a plethora of opportunities.
The latter on the hand showed glimpses of his capabilities but appeared to not be one of Tuchel’s favourites and coupled with a few injuries here and there, he never really saw a good run of games.
Now the club will listen to offers from teams willing to sign Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech — and apparently — they will not stop there with a long list of players being involved in the exit plan.
Chelsea will listen to offers for Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, too, with the duo struggling to adapt to life in the Premier League after joining from RB Leipzig and Ajax respectively.
Christian Pulisic could also depart, while the club are still negotiating with Inter Milan over a deal for centre-forward misfit Romelu Lukaku. (Via: mirror.co.uk)
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It was a difficult and emotional trip for the Blues in what can be considered a bittersweet campaign. They managed to bring the FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup back to West London but failed to better their previous campaign, despite making a mega-deal for Romelu Lukaku.
Now that the Todd Boehly Consortium era is upon us, recovering from the mistakes of the past transfer windows is what is first on the agenda — one mistake — Werner. He signed for Chelsea in 2020 for a reported fee of £47.5million.
He started off with loads of promise but could not garner a good run of games throughout his two years at the club. He has so far, in his Chelsea career, scored 23 goals and collected18 assists in 88 outings. His best run in blue was in 2020/2021 where he had a goal contribution in eight games back-to-back.
Thomas Tuchel is willing to listen to offers for Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech this summer as part of a significant squad overhaul 👀💰
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) June 10, 2022
Hakim Ziyech, one thought he just needed that lucky break and he would be up and flying. Sadly, he has not impressed adequately and Tuchel appears to have seen enough from him. Since joining Chelsea, the player has only featured in 23 games each season with as few as 14 starts in the 2021/22 run and 15 in the most recent one.
In all: Ziyech has only played 46 games, scored six and assisted another six. During his time in London, he was looked at as an impact player and was mostly used as a substitution for Tuchel.
With the rumoured arrival of Ousmane Dembele this summer and the pair of forwards already playing second fiddle to others, more game time will be taken away from them; which is not ideal as we approach a World Cup year.
There have been no teams linked with Timo Werner or Hakim Ziyech at the moment but that will soon change with the transfer window officially opening today. They will not be short of suitors but this could be the last we see either of them in the English Premier League.