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Chelsea and Liverpool target Werner would be “great” for United

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Rio Ferdinand admits Timo Werner is a phenomenal striker that will succeed wherever he goes, but he would prefer if it was Manchester United.

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is apparently heading to the Premier League. Liverpool and Chelsea are leading the chase, although the likes of Manchester United should not be ruled out just yet.

One thing is apparently obvious, and that is that Werner will not be at RB Leipzig next season.

There is a race to sign the in-form 23-year-old forward. Rumor has it Liverpool were leading the race before the coronavirus shut down.

In an Instagram Q&A with fans, former Red Devil defender Rio Ferdinand acknowledges Werner is a superb talent, and certainly not a player he would have enjoyed facing.

The retired England player admits while it appears Liverpool and Chelsea are leading the race, with the current hiatus things may have changed a little. He would not mind at all if his old club signed the German international.

He said:

“I watched him destroy Spurs in the Champions League, live, and I thought: ‘Wow, this kid has got something’.”

“When I look at strikers I think, would I enjoy playing against him, would I find it easy, what ways would he make it difficult?”

‘What he’s been doing for his club, he’s been playing particularly well he is their goal threat.”

“If I’m Liverpool, I 100 percent take him because they haven’t got that back-up for the front-three at the moment.”

“If I was Werner I’d be thinking, I can make an impact, try and push my way in.”

“But there are other clubs… Chelsea I think are interested in him.”

“He would be massive for Chelsea, an unbelievable signing for Chelsea.”

“I think United would go for him as well.”

“I think he’d be great for Manchester United, definitely. Another one added to that great group of players that they’ve got up front.”