RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen believes Timo Werner will be a great striker in the Premier League, but may need some time to adapt. The Germany international secured his move to Chelsea earlier last month and he has already left Leipzig despite the fact that they are still playing in the Champions League.

Leipzig would have preferred to keep Werner for the European campaign, but the risk of an injury meant that he was permitted to join the Blues after the Bundesliga season. In a recent interview with Sport-Informations-Dienst, Poulsen heaped praise on his former teammate and believes the marksman will make a huge impact in the Premier League.

However, he added that the 24-year-old will need some time to show his qualities on the playing field for the Blues, the Dane told: “I think Timo will be a great striker in the Premier League over the next few years. Of course, he has to get to know his team-mates and the league first; you can’t show all your qualities right away. But that will come in time.”

The Blues have been active during the opening stages of the summer transfer window and they have already landed the signatures of Werner and Hakim Ziyech. They are aiming to further strengthen the attack with the purchase of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen and reports claim that a deal could be completed in the coming weeks.

The focused thereafter is expected to lie on strengthening the backline. West Ham United’s Declan Rice has been identified as the top central defensive target for the Blues. On the other hand, Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico and Real Madrid’s Sergio Reguilon are options for the club as they seek to reinforce the left side of the backline. The likes of Antonio Rudiger and Emerson have been fancied to leave the club as part of the summer rebuild.

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