Deal done! Timo Werner leaves Chelsea in £25m move to former club RB Leipzig

Two years after the Blues paid £47.5million to sign the German striker, the club have agreed to sell him back to Leipzig after a comeback of 29 goals in 83 appearances.

The Bundesliga side will shell out £20m to sign Werner with an additional £5m in add-ons for his permanent transfer.

On Tuesday evening, the club announced the deal and said: “The striker returns to the club where he enjoyed four successful years before moving to west London, leaving Stamford Bridge for his native country as champions. from Europe and the world.

“Everyone at Chelsea thanks Timo for his contribution to our success over the past two years and wishes him well with his future career.”

The news comes after Werner posted an emotional farewell to Chelsea fans after completing his medical at Leipzig.

He wrote: “I am incredibly grateful for the time I spent at this special club. At this point, I would like to express my gratitude to my teammate, the coaches and the staff, and especially to you, the special supporters.

“I’ve felt so much love and support over the past two years and I’ll never forget how you stood behind me through good and difficult 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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