West Ham United is reportedly expressing interest in acquiring the services of former Chelsea striker Timo Werner, as disclosed by ExWHUEmployee, relays the Claret&Hugh. The forward, who faced a decline in playing time at Stamford Bridge, was a focal point of discussions during the summer transfer window and is once again on the Hammers’ radar as they urgently seek a striker in the upcoming winter transfer period.
According to ExWHUEmployee, Tim Steidten, West Ham’s decision-maker, might play a crucial role in persuading Werner that joining the Irons would be a favorable move. Werner recently returned to RB Leipzig after a two-year stint at Chelsea, where he struggled to make a significant impact.
Despite facing challenges in Germany, it is understood that Werner has a desire to make a return to the Premier League, and West Ham is poised to make efforts to bring him to the club. While other Premier League clubs may express interest, having Steidten lead negotiations could open the possibility of a loan spell at West Ham, allowing the club to assess the player’s suitability before potentially considering a permanent deal.
ExWHUEmployee shared insights, stating, “I linked us quite heavily to a former Premier League international forward, who could be making a return to the league at the end of the window – but didn’t name him at the time. While I have revealed his name a couple of times since, I can reconfirm that this player was Werner. He was a consideration for the club in the summer because he was struggling to start in Germany where he plays for RB Leipzig and appeared out of favour there, and his agent mentioned his name to us.”