Chelsea should pick up Timo Werner, the striking German wonderkid

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Why not invest in the future and pick up perhaps the next German wonderkid Timo Werner?

Let’s face it, Chelsea FC is not set at the forward position. They have young offensive fire power like young gun Andre Schurrle, Eden Hazard and Oscar, who all three will represent their country at the World Cup in Brazil, but aren’t comfortable playing as a true striker.

Jose Mourinho’s other options could have been better. Fernando Torres is past his prime and Demba Ba is not really consistent. Samuel Eto’o might be the greatest option as the centre forward. The 32-year-old, who once had a market value of £37m, still has a bit left in the tank but could need some help from a reliable back-up .

That Mourinho thinks his side could do better was revealed by never ending transfer rumours about a possible link to Borussia Dortmund’s striker Robert Lewandowski or continuous links with Falcao.

So why not invest in the future and pick up perhaps the next German wonderkid Timo Werner from Bundesliga's VfB Stuttgart? His market value of £3.5m and that his contract expires not until 2015 might not be reason enough to shy away from the young stud.

German TV analyst Mehmet Scholl said earlier this week: “Perhaps a Timo Werner will be present already at the World Cup next year. Other nations do not have such players.”

It could be a little early for Werner to join the first squad in Brazil or Chelsea in the Premier League.

However the 5 feet 11 inches tall striker has some qualities Jose Mourinho could utilise and grow.

With the German U17 national team last season Werner scored 16 goals in 18 appearances. His dynamic style and assertiveness around defenders made him the youngest player who scored two goals in one Bundesliga match.

Just 17 he has three goals and two assists this season, and two in four games for Germany's under-19s. One for right now, perhaps not - but another strike option for the future the club should buy before his price tag rockets, of course.

image: © Ben Sutherland

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