West Ham United are interested in offering RB Leipzig star Timo Werner another chance in the Premier League to take the pressure off their striker situation, according to ExWHUEmployee.
The Hammers will likely look to address their pain points when the transfer market reopens in January, with the acquirement of a prolific striker surely at the top of David Moyes’ Christmas wish-list.
West Ham started off strong in their Premier League campaign but with the return of the Europa League and domestic cup competitions, it seems that the side have struggled to get to grips with their congested fixture schedule and in turn, have started to drop points in the top flight.
The Irons did manage to get their first three-pointer in five ahead of the international break, but are now ninth in the Premier League table after struggling to keep up their dominant displays.
As a result of these inconsistencies, there will be a feeling of urgency when it comes to bolstering important roles in the squad when the opportunity arises in the new year and bringing in a goal-scorer to kill games would be a huge advantage.
Now popular transfer insider ExWHUEmployee has spoken out on The West Ham Way Patreon to reveal that the club are interested in signing RB Leipzig goal-machine Timo Werner:
“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,”
“Whilst I have revealed his name a couple of times since, I can reconfirm that this player was Werner.”
“Discussions took place late in the window to potentially bring the forward in, but the club opted to go with the forward options that they already had.”
“It is thought that Tim Steidten will be given the task of proving his worth by unearthing a bargain signing in the forward department for us this window with a limited budget.”
“We have already reported some of the potential forward options we are looking at and will provide more detail on Monday’s podcast but a loan move for Werner could become a consideration again.”
Will West Ham sign Timo Werner?
There would be many benefits for West Ham if they could secure the signature of Werner in January, as he not only has the ability and experience to be a prolific presence in the centre-forward role but has a sound understanding of the demands of the Premier League following his time at Chelsea.
A return to London but on the east-side would be a high-profile move for the Germany international and would provide the player with the platform to prove a point about his tenacity in front of goal, something that was rarely seen at Stamford Bridge.
Werner fell under the Chelsea striker curse during his first stint in the Premier League – scoring just 23 goals over 89 appearances in all competitions for the West Londoners.
However, an opportunity for redemption without risk would be mutually beneficial for both West Ham and Werner in the new year, as it delivers the club crucial and experienced depth across the front three roles and allows Werner to rewrite the story of his Premier League past.
After a swift exit from Stamford Bridge, the 27-year-old returned to Leipzig where he scored 16 goals and delivered six assists over the 2022/23 season with a goal contribution every 128 minutes, according to Transfermarkt.
With that being said, if Moyes and Steidten can strike up a loan deal in January to secure Werner’s services it could be game-changing for the second half of the season and put West Ham in a position to compete comfortably should he be able to provide consistent contributions.