“The Bundesliga and RB Leipzig are losing another flagship to the English Premier League. Timo Werner joins Chelsea this summer. Chelsea and RB announced. The 24-year-old had a contract with the Saxons until 2023, but made use of his exit clause. Leipzig will secure a transfer fee of 53 million euros and Werner will be the second-highest deal in Leipzig’s club history after Naby Keita’s 60-million transfer to Liverpool in 2018.
‘I’m delighted to have signed for Chelsea. It’s a proud moment for me. I would like to thank RB Leipzig and their fans for four fantastic years. They will always be in my heart,” Werner said. Chelsea also announced that Werner has yet to pass the medical check-up and is expected in London in July. In the Champions League quarter-final of Leipzig in mid-August in Lisbon Werner will no longer play for RB, WROTE RB.
The decisive factor in the rethinking of the current best German striker was the enormous appreciation of Chelsea coach Frank Lampard, who wants to build a young team in the Premier League around the new face Werner. In London, the striker also meets his national team-mate Antonio Rüdiger, whom he still knows from stuttgart times.
Werner has long irritated the Premier League
That’s why it’s called Stamford Bridge instead of Anfield Road. Werner had made no secret of the fact that the Champions League winner FC Liverpool would also irritate him with manager Jurgen Klopp. But with the Reds, that came out with a contact at Easter, the goalkeeper would have no guarantee of use as now under Julian Nagelsmann or in the future with Lampard.
Financially, the native Swabian is once again improving enormously. Germany’s national striker is expected to collect more than ten million euros a year for a five-year contract with the club of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, reports Bild.
Emotionally, it becomes rather a quiet goodbye in Leipzig. After the 2-2 draw against Düsseldorf on Wednesday, Werner, who came to Leipzig from VfB Stuttgart for 14 million euros in 2016 and has almost quintupled his market value since then, only has time to say goodbye on Saturday with the ghost game at the Red Bull Arena against Borussia Dortmund.