Timo Werner becomes the first Chelsea men’s player to sign up to Common Goal and donate part of his salary

The Blues forward is the latest to sign up to the organisation which urges footballers to donate a small portion of their salaries to charities

Timo Werner has become the first Chelsea men’s player to sign up to Common Goal as he pledges at least one per cent of his salary to help causes relating to disadvantaged youth.

The 24-year-old had just made a £47.5 million ($61m) switch to Stamford Bridge in the summer and earns around £200,000 a week after excelling at RB Leipzig for the last few seasons.

Chelsea face Liverpool at the weekend and Werner will come up against fellow Common Goal funder Jurgen Klopp, while the Blues have two women’s players signed up to the cause in new signing Pernille Harder and Magda Eriksson.

Paulo Dybala recently signed up too, adding to illustrious football figures such as Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Serge Gnabry and Juan Mata raising awareness for the cause that wants to unlock 1% of the entire football industry’s revenue which could raise up to $50bn per year.

Speaking about joining up, Werner said: “I feel very privileged that I can live my dream of transferring to Chelsea. At the same time, I am very conscious of the fact that there are people all over the world currently struggling to tackle the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

“That’s why I would…

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