Chelsea FC of England have completed the signing of coveted German goal poacher Timo Werner from RB Leipzig today at a fee believed to be around £47 million.
The club confirmed the striker would team with his new team mates on the 1st of July, subject to passing a medical.
“I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea, it is a very proud moment for me to be joining this great club,” Werner said. “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 teammates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans. Together we have a very successful future ahead of us.” Werner said.
The striker informed Leipzig of his intent to join up with his new team immediately, rather than wait to see Leipzig through her Champions league campaign, because of issues that could plague the start of his Chelsea career.
The Champions League final is set to be played on August 23rd. With the new premiership season for 20/21 scheduled to commence in mid September. The striker would have faced a beleaguered start to a new life at Stamford bridge.
“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,” Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said.
“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.” She added.
He has scored 32 goals and set up a further 13 in 43 appearances for Leipzig this season in all competitions and becomes the club’s second summer signing after the £38m capture of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax. He is also the club leading goalscorer of all time.
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