Timo Werner’s arrival at Chelsea just got even better after the player with his likely desired squad number, Pedro, had played his last game for the club.
Experienced winger Pedro will now head to Roma after his contract expired with Chelsea.
And the Spaniard’s departure has left the number 11 free amongst Frank Lampard’s squad.
Having only just arrived at Stamford Bridge, Werner is yet to be assigned a shirt number.
But the German striker wore the number 11 for RB Leipzig, suggesting that is his favourite number to wear on the pitch, while he has worn a host of numbers for the national team, including 11.
Chelsea are being linked with more big-money signings after the transfer window officially opened on Monday.
And after securing their place in the Champions League for next season, Lampard admitted that there could well be more arrivals ahead of next season.
We know that the economics of the Champions League are big, we know that. We know the prestige, top players want to play in the Champions League.
Werner was in attendance at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea’s win over Wolves on Sundays
The top players that are here already, even the young players, they want to play in the Champions League. To get too far ahead of ourselves and to be concerned for what it might mean from the outside is not a question for today, it’s a question for the players that have produced today.
“That can improve anyway, we can all improve. But if we’re looking to recruit in certain areas then I think it may help, but those are conversations for after Arsenal, after Bayern Munich, see how we go, because now we’ve had a good year, we want to have a better year next year.
“So we’ll try to better ourselves in any way possible.”