Werner Bridge Bound for £47.5 Million

Admin | 18 Jun 2020
(Photograph:Matthias Kern/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The 24-year-old striker joins Chelsea on a five-year contract worth 170,000 per week, making him the second summer signing by the Blues after Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech

By Aneesh Dey

Speculations have finally been laid to rest as Chelsea and RB Leipzig have struck a deal, which would see Leipzig’s German international Timo Werner make a move to West London next season for a reported fee of £47.5 million ($59m).

Chelsea has issued an official statement where they have confirmed that the forward will remain with his current club until the end of the Bundesliga season. Subject to a medical test, Werner will join his Chelsea teammates ahead of the 2020-21 Premier League season.

The striker, capable of playing at any position across the frontline, was targetted by a number of European heavyweights such as Liverpool, Real Madrid and Inter, but the West London outfit has beaten them all for his signature.

Werner, speaking to Chelsea’s official website said, ” I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea, it is a very proud moment for me to be joining this great club. I of course want to thank RB Leipzig, the club and the fans, for four fantastic years. You will forever be in my heart. I look forward to next season with my new team-mates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans. Together we have a very successful future ahead of us.”

Werner, known for his pace, astute link-up play and sharp finishing has enjoyed an extremely affluent season, where he has amassed 32 goals and 13 assists across 43 appearances.

Director of Chelsea, Marina Granovskaia, said, “We are very excited that Timo Werner has chosen to join Chelsea. He is a player who was coveted all over Europe and it is no surprise, he has that rare mix of being young and exciting and yet established and proven. We can’t wait to have Timo on board, but until then we wish him and RB Leipzig all the best for the rest of this season.”

Werner’s ability to play as a part in a forward duo might lead us to seeing a formidable partnership with his teammate Tammy Abraham next season. His addition provides Frank Lampard’s team with some much needed firepower.

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