Frank Lampard believes new signing Timo Werner has the “personality and humility” to be a big hit at Chelsea next season.
Timo Werner joined Chelsea on Thursday in what could be one of the biggest moves of the summer.
The Blues fought off interest from the likes of Liverpool and sealed a £53million deal for the German hitman who has been in stellar form for RB Leipzig this season.
Werner will follow Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech into the west London outfit, with head coach Frank Lampard still happy to make more signings.
Lampard revealed he has tracked Werner for some time and was pleased with the forward’s attitudes and aspirations when he spoke with him on a phone call.
“I did speak to Timo, and he was excited, which is great. I’m certainly excited to have him here,” said Lampard via the Chelsea website. “We obviously have to hold our breath slightly because we have business at hand at the moment and so does he, finishing their league.
“But I’ve spoken to him, and he’s the type of player and type of profile we’re looking at, who can come here and have a big impact, hopefully.
Many have questioned whether Werner will adapt to the Premier League and Lampard admitted his new signing might need some time to get used to English football.
“We’ll have to give him a bit of time in adapting, we all know the Premier League is a slightly different animal to all our leagues in world football.
“But the talent I think Werner has, the work ethic, his personality and humility actually, really shone through for me, when speaking to him. So I’m very excited to have him in all senses.
“He’s clearly a player that we liked. I’ve certainly followed him for a long time myself, individually just as a talented player, even before I had this job”.