After months of speculations, Timo Werner will leave RB Leipzig and the Bundesliga — for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea. Long rumored to leave the East-German club, Werner was heavily linked with Bayern Munich and Liverpool. Nevertheless, the 24-year-old striker, who has scored 89 Bundesliga goals in 220 games, have now reached personal agreements with the club and will move to London in July.
To everyone at @ChelseaFC :— Timo Werner (@TimoWerner) June 18, 2020
I’m incredibly happy to be joining the Blues next season! It feels like the right step for me and I am delighted to become a part of Chelsea FC. Really looking forward to playing for such a fantastic and historic club!
See you soon Chelsea fans! pic.twitter.com/WLcagJCHWt
The transfer will cost the London club around €50 million and Goal.com has reported that Werner will get 170,000 per week in a five-year deal.
A versatile forward, Werner is mostly used as one striker in a front two partnership but can also play out wide or as a sole striker up front. Scoring 32 goals this season in all competitions, Werner’s presence will be missed. Although he will remain for the rest of the Bundesliga season, he will not participate in Leipzig’s Champions League campaign. As reported earlier, he will not be able to play for Chelsea in the 2019/20 Champions League either.
Great signing for Lampard and Chelsea but arguably, a missed opportunity for Jurgen Klopp and Hansi Flick.