Chelsea’s German striker Timo Werner has signed a four-year contract to return to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, the two clubs announced on Tuesday.
British media said Leipzig were bringing Werner back for around 25 million pounds ($30.21 million) after Chelsea paid the German striker’s 45 million pound release clause in 2020. The 26-year-old spent most of his senior career at RB Leipzig between 2016-20 and is the club’s all-time top scorer with 95 goals.
“The signing of Timo Werner is a special transfer for us,” said Leipzig sporting commercial director Florian Scholz. “We… saw Timo become the club’s top scorer and a Germany international. His return means a lot to the supporters as Timo was a real fan favorite and an identifying figure for many people.”
Werner made his Germany debut in a Confederations Cup win over Australia in June 2017 and now has 50 caps. GOOD TIME
“I am very happy to be able to play for RB Leipzig again,” Werner said on the club’s website https://rbleipzig.com/en/news/2022-2023/timo-werner-rejoins-rb-leipzig . “I had a great time here… when we performed brilliantly as newcomers to the league.
“I’m looking forward to the new season with RB Leipzig and especially to seeing the Leipzig fans again, who mean a lot to me. We want to achieve a lot and, of course, I want to become the first Leipzig player to achieve the 100 goal mark. Werner parted ways with Chelsea after two years at the Premier League club, where he won the Champions League trophy as well as the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup in 2021.
He made 89 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 23 goals. “Dear Blues, today marks the end of my journey with Chelsea FC,” Werner said https://twitter.com/TimoWerner/status/1557034784848748545, posting a farewell message to fans on his media platforms social.
“I’ve felt so much love and support over the past two years and I’ll never forget how you stood behind me in good times and in bad times. We lifted trophies like the Champions League together and I will always remember the song you wrote and sang for me. I can’t wait to play at Stamford Bridge again one day.”
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