Jordi Cruyff, son of late Johan Cruyff, has urged Dutch wonder-kids Frenkie De Jong and Matthijs De Ligt to move to Barcelona.
Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are the other two clubs who are trying to acquire the signature of De Ligt, but Cruyff believes that the duo are better off choosing the Catalan club, stating that they offer more security.
He gave his thoughts in a column in Dutch Newspaper De Telegraaf.
“Money is not important when clubs like PSG and Man City show interest. Whoever you choose, it’s always good. The key is how you take the correct decision.”
“Pep Guardiola is the perfect coach for De Jong and De Ligt but, what will happen when he goes? Will Man City stay betting on the same DNA? The same applies to PSG, what happens if the owners get bored?”
“In that sense, Barca offers more security,” he added. “Whoever the coach is or whoever runs the club, the sporting policy is always the same. As a player, you’re never dependent on who is in charge.”
The German had a disappointing World Cup, but smashed 11 goals in 17 games in the Bundesliga this season.
Munich-based newspaper Abendzeitung report that Liverpool watched the youngster during Leipzig’s 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach in December. The striker scored both the goals in that game.
Werner’s deal expires in 18 months and the Premier League giants are reportedly being challenged by Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich for the player’s signature.
Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic.
The United States international will remain at the German club on loan for the remainder of the season before completing his move to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Chelsea will pay £57.7million for Pulisic, who has scored three goals in all competitions so far this campaign.
His contract with Dortmund was due to expire in 18 months and the 20-year-old has always had ambitions of playing in England.
Pulisic, who joined Dortmund as a youth player in 2015 and has made over 100 appearances for the club, could arrive at Stamford Bridge as a title winner with Dortmund currently leading the Bundesliga by six points.
Pulisic will become Chelsea’s third most-expensive signing in their history after the £71million deal for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and £60million they spent on striker Alvaro Morata.
“It’s a privilege to have signed for such a legendary club and I look forward to working hard towards being a contributor to their team of world class players,” said Pulisic.
Pulisic’s arrival could spark fresh fears over the future of star man Eden Hazard as he continues to mull over his long-term future at Chelsea amid interest from La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid.