By John Essien
Chelsea striker Timo Werner has insisted that he “could be happy everywhere” as speculation surrounding a possible exit from Chelsea gathers pace.
The Germany international has frequently been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge since arriving in the summer 2020 after a goal-laden spell at RB Liepzig.
Werner has scored 23 goals and 21 assists in 89 appearances across all competitions for Chelsea. And only found the back of the net four times in the Premier League last season, starting just 15 top-flight matches under Thomas Tuchel.
The 26-year-old was recently linked with a move to Juventus as part of a player-plus-cash deal with Matthijs de Ligt, but the centre-back is now set to join Bayern Munich.
“First of all, the most important thing is that I am happy. I am happy when I play and score goals. That’s the fact. That’s what I should take care of and the other things will come,” the Daily Mail quotes Werner as saying. “I could be happy everywhere.
“I think of course the manager always has different ideas, different thoughts and what you need in different games, I think in many games I was not in his thoughts so I try to change that.
“It is clear I want to play more and I should play more to first be in good shape for the World Cup and also, to have a chance to play at the World Cup.
“I think it doesn’t change anything whether it is a winter world cup or in the summer. I think if I play half or the season or the whole season, I should play.”