Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick is ‘keen to discuss’ the signing of Chelsea striker Timo Werner with his board.
The German was appointed interim head coach for the rest of the campaign earlier this week and he’ll take on a two-year consultancy role at the club from next summer.
Rangnick will advise the board on all football decisions, including recruitment. He is known to have one of the sharpest tactical minds in football but his expertise in recruitment is also very much regarded.
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The German manager managed Werner during his time at RB Leipzig and the Chelsea player understands Rangnick’s high-press philosophy.
Werner has struggled at Stamford Bridge since completing a £54m move to the club in 2020, scoring only seven Premier League goals in 43 matches.
Rangnick therefore wants to discuss a transfer move for Werner with his board, according to Sport Bild, though any move will need to wait until next summer as the Blues wouldn’t consider offers in January.
The Red devils are well stocked in forward positions but Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial are likely to leave at the end of the campaign, while Jesse Lingard could be sold next month.
Meanwhile, Rangnick is still awaiting a visa in order to start his role at the theatre of dreams but he was at the club’s training ground today.
Michael Carrick is set to take charge for Thursday’s game against Arsenal but United hope the German will finally lead the team out against Crystal Palace this weekend.