Brazzo is critical of Werner's return to Leipzig: "That wasn't the case with Chelsea"
Created: 08/09/2022 11:34 am
By: Florian Schimak
Timo Werner will return to RB Leipzig from Chelsea.
The transfer makes the sports director of FC Bayern, Hasan Salihamidzic, ponder.
Munich – On Monday evening (August 8th) he landed in Leipzig, on Tuesday he completed the medical check.
The return of Timo Werner from Chelsea to RB Leipzig is as good as fixed, only the official confirmation is still pending.
It goes without saying that this transfer is also being observed by FC Bayern.
On the one hand, because the Munich team was also dealing with Werner in 2020 and, on the other hand, a direct competitor is bringing out the big guns in the fight for the championship.
The Blues had put down 55 million euros for the DFB striker two years ago, now Werner is returning to the Saxons for a reported 20 million.
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With Germany's footballer of the year Christopher Nkunku, clipper Andre Silva and Yussuf Poulsen, RB is already well equipped in the storm - so now Werner.
Does that make sense?
“Of course he has his strengths.
He needs space, he has a good degree," said Hasan Salihamidzic on
on Sunday about the upcoming Werner transfer: "The question is how RB Leipzig wants to play."
Hasan Salihamidzic is critical of Timo Werner's transfer back to RB Leipzig.
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In the system with two strikers, which FC Bayern is now also playing in order to compensate for the departure of world footballer Robert Lewandowski, Werner really blossomed under RB coach Julian Nagelsmann and shot the league short and small.
"It worked in the system they played before," Brazzo continued. "That wasn't the case with Chelsea.
It would also be important for the German national team.”
Werner transfer makes Brazzo ponder: "Leipzig will have thought of something"
The FCB sports director is also critical of the competitive situation.
"But of course he would also have a lot of competition with Nkunku, Silva and Olmo," Salihamidzic continued on Sunday: "Leipzig must have thought about it and held talks." Under coach Domenico Tedesco, Leipzig usually run in a 3-4- 1-2 system, in which Werner can bring his strengths to bear more than was the case with Chelsea and the 3-4-2-1 favored by Thomas Tuchel.
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Similar to RB, Nagelsmann is now playing a 4-2-2-2 system at Bayern.
The storm duo has so far been made up of top new signing Sadio Mané, who showed up on Monday despite his day off at Säbener Straße, and Serge Gnabry.
With eleven goals in the first two competitive games (against RB Leipzig in the Supercup and Europa League winner Eintracht Frankfurt) of the still young season, the new formation seems to be working well so far.