EAR AND NOW Chelsea target Timo Werner needs ear plugs, was called ‘son of a b****’ by cops and has better strike rate than Messi
WE ear Timo Werner may have a weakness.
The Blues are on the verge of signing RB Leipzig’s brilliant German striker in a sensational £54million deal, snatching him from under the noses of Premier League rivals Liverpool.
But the 24-year-old prolific goalscorer, who has 31 goals in all competitions this season and is normally used to leaving defenders dizzy with his rapid speed, suffers from vertigo.
His condition is SO bad it once forced him off during an important Champions League tie, after he tried to play on wearing ear plugs.
Werner is also hated by rival fans who sang a popular terrace chant, “Werner is a son of a b****” following an incident against Schalke where he dived to win a penalty.
That particular ditty was sang by cops who once raided his locker, which caused outrage in his homeland.
SOUND AND VISION
In 2017, RB Leipzig travelled to Besiktas’ Vodafone Park in Istanbul.
Always an intimidating place to go, it was the Bundesliga side’s first away game in the Champions League – and a tie they would want to pick up points from.
But with the crowd roaring the Turks on, their star man Werner was left with blurry vision and had to go off after just 32 minutes suffering from “circulation problems”.
He had tried to soldier on by wearing ear plugs, but it was no use. RB Leipzig fell to a 2-0 defeat, and even their social media team joked at the deafening atmosphere.
“Not only are we now behind, but we’re pretty sure we’ve got tinnitus too. Mawp,” they amusingly wrote on their official Twitter page during the game.