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Newcastle monitoring Chelsea centre-forward Timo Werner

An update has emerged regarding Newcastle United‘s interest in Timo Werner in the summer transfer window…

What’s the talk?

According to i News, the Magpies are monitoring the Germany international’s situation at Chelsea as they eye a swoop to bring him to St James’ Park.

The report claims that the Tyneside club are hoping to land him on loan this season, potentially with an option to sign him on a long-term contract in 2023.

Juventus and RB Leipzig are also said to be keen on the £268k-per-week forward, although the Blues are yet to decide whether they want to loan him out or sell him permanently.

Imagine him & Allan Saint-Maximin

By snapping up a deal to sign Werner from Chelsea this summer, Newcastle can form an exciting partnership with him and Allan Saint-Maximin.

Last year, the pair were both named in the top 10 fastest wingers in the Premier League, with Miguel Almiron joining them on the list.

Now, imagine both of them racing forward on the counterattack to devastate opposition defences with their pace and their skill in front of goal.

Talent scout Jacek Kulig previously dubbed Werner “deadly” and a “machine” during his time with Leipzig, and Newcastle will be hoping that the 26-year-old can get him back to the form that he showed in Germany.

In his final campaign in the Bundesliga, he racked up a whopping 28 goals and eight assists in 34 games, creating 14 ‘big chances’ for his team-mates in total.

He followed that with six goals in 29 Premier League starts for Chelsea in 2020/21, although his creativity remained at a similar level as he registered eight assists and created 10 ‘big chances’.

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Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson celebrates with Joelinton

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If Eddie Howe can get him back to his goalscoring best, then the Magpies would have a player capable of scoring and setting up goals at a frightening rate.

Meanwhile, Saint-Maximin produced five goals and five assists in the top flight in 2021/22, which shows that he is also capable of contributing at the top end of the pitch, albeit to a lesser degree than the German.

Imagine both of them lining up in the same team for Newcastle this season and winning matches for the club with their ability in the final third. It is an exciting prospect and hopefully one that PIF can make a reality before the end of the transfer window in five weeks’ time.

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