New Chelsea signing Timo Werner has confirmed that he had the possibility to join Inter among many other top European clubs rather than go to the Blues.
In the past few weeks the German national team forward secured a move from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig to the Premier League outfit and he will link up with his new team just shortly with the Bundesliga campaign having concluded this past weekend.
“Inter, Manchester United and Liverpool wanted me? Yes, I could have gone to these teams too. The best clubs fought for me,” he explained in an interview with German news outlet SportBuzzer.de.
He then went on to explain why he opted for a move to Chelsea over the clubs he mentioned above and admitted that money was not a factor in the decision that he came to.
“The entire Chelsea package in the end, however, turned out to be the best in my career. Money played a marginal role.
“For me, money was never a decisive factor, otherwise I could have gone to China. Chelsea is a leading club in European football. There is a team of great quality, we want to get to the top. I don’t regret my decision for even a second.”
This season the 24-year-old has made 45 appearances across all competitions to date. In his time on the park, which totals just shy of 3600 minutes, he scored a very impressive 34 goals and also provided his teammates with 13 assists.