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Chelsea bound Werner is irreplaceable, says Nagelsmann

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A replacement for Timo Werner will almost be impossible to find unless cloning a player is permitted, says Julian Nagelsmann.

An extraordinary run of form with RB Leipzig this season saw Timo Werner get linked to a handful of big names from all of Europe.

Liverpool looked to be his most probable destination at the end of this season, with the striker having flirted with the Premier League leaders on several occasions.

However, it recently came out that Chelsea took advantage of Liverpool’s delay and sealed the German international’s signature by activating his €60 million release clause.

Scoring 25 goals, Werner has been one of Leipzig’s standout performers in their attempt to become a formidable force in Bundesliga. And now they are burdened with finding a replacement for him.

Julian Nagelsmann is aware of the stressful nature of the task and suggests it could take more than one player to fill the Chelsea bound forward’s boots.

“It’s not possible [to replace him], you can’t clone a player,” Nagelsmann said, speaking exclusively to Goal & DAZN.

“If Timo Werner leaves us, the main thing would be to replace 34 goals a season. That would be the main task, which perhaps could not be solved by just one player.

“It is important that we get the same output at the end of the day, that is the complex thing about the topic.”

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