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Reece James should be thrilled with Timo Werner Chelsea arrival

Dom Toner June 18, 2020
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After weeks of torment for Chelsea fans, they can finally relax with the news on Thursday that attacker Timo Werner will be joining the club for the 2020/2021 season.

The Blues confirmed on their official website that they have reached an agreement with German club RB Leipzig for the 24-year-old and personal terms have also been agreed.

Werner will complete his move to Stamford Bridge in July to join Frank Lampard’s squad, subject to passing his medical. 

The Germany international has been in stunning form for Leipzig this campaign, scoring 32 goals and supplying 13 assists in 43 games across all competitions. 

He is a versatile forward that has shown he can be effective cutting inside from the left flank, but is also lethal leading the line in a more central role with his rapid pace and composed finishing. 

With Werner’s arrival imminent, there are many questions being asked about how Chelsea will be shaped in attack next season. 

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He is likely to add real dynamism and competition in the forward areas, but one player that should be thrilled with the Werner signing is Reece James. 

James, 20, has started to establish himself as the first-choice right-back in the squad and is one of several major success stories from the academy. 

The English full-back has shown he’s got so much quality going forward and has immense delivery into the box from out wide.

He has four assists from 28 appearances for Chelsea this campaign so far, but with a predator like Werner in the box next season those number are surely set to rise.

James could take his game to new heights with a more clinical forward line to set up and he’s one of several rising stars to keep an eye on.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.