The 24-year-old, Timo Werner has reached personal terms with the Blues and will stay in the German club for the remainder of the Bundesliga season. He will join his new team-mates in July, subject to the passage of a medical test. One of the most feared young strikers in Europe, Werner is renowned for his speed, mobility, link-up play, and finishing capability.
He was most frequently deployed in a Leipzig front two, but he can also play deep in a front three or as the main striker.
He is currently enjoying the most lucrative season of his career, having scored 32 goals and recorded 13 assists in 43 appearances at all competitions. He has two games remaining to improve on those numbers this season after he found the net again last night against Fortuna Düsseldorf. Werner said: ‘I’m pleased to sign for Chelsea, it’s a very proud moment to join this fantastic club. I want to thank RB Leipzig, the club and the fans for the wonderful four years. You will live in my heart forever. With my new team-mates, my new boss and of course the Chelsea fans, I’m looking forward to next season. We’ve got a very good future ahead of us together.’
Marina Granovskaia added: ‘We’re very excited to see Timo Werner join Chelsea. He’s a player who’s been coveted throughout Europe and it’s no surprise, he ‘s got that rare mix of being young and exciting yet well established and proven. We can’t wait to get Timo on board but we wish him and RB Leipzig all the best for the rest of this season until then.’
Werner, who turned 24 in March, has been a well-established German international since 2017 when his three goals and two assists won him the Confederations Cup Golden Boot that year, which Joachim Low won. He has been a regular Bundesliga for almost seven years now and in November he became the youngest man in the league to play 200 times, breaking similar records for 50, 100, and 150 appearances.