German striker Timo Werner, who plays for Chelsea, has agreed to re-sign with RB Leipzig on a four-year deal, the two clubs said on Tuesday
Following Chelsea’s payment of Werner’s release clause of 45 million pounds in 2020, Werner is reportedly being brought back by Leipzig for roughly 25 million pounds ($30.21 million).
The 26-year-old scored 95 goals during his time at RB Leipzig, where he spent the most of his senior career from 2016 to 2018.
Florian Scholz, Leipzig’s commercial director for sport, described Timo Werner’s acquisition as a “unique transfer” for the team.
“We witnessed Timo set a new club record for goals and earn a Germany international. Timo was a true fan favorite and a source of identity for many people, therefore his reappearance means a lot to the fans.”
Werner, who has 50 caps overall, made his Germany debut in a Confederations Cup victory against Australia in June 2017.
Werner expressed his joy at being allowed to play for RB Leipzig once more on the club’s website.
“When we did superbly as league newbies, I had a terrific experience here.
“I’m excited to start a new campaign with RB Leipzig and, most importantly, to reconnect with the Leipzig supporters, who hold a special place in my heart. We have a lot of goals, and one of them is for me to become the first Leipzig player to score 100 goals.
After spending two years with the Premier League club and winning the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and Club World Cup in 2021, Werner left Chelsea.
He scored 23 goals in 89 games for Chelsea.
Werner wrote a farewell message to the fans on his social media pages, “Dear Blues, this marks the end of my career with Chelsea FC.”
“Over the past two years, I’ve experienced an incredible amount of love and support, and I’ll never forget how you guys stuck with me through both happy and difficult times.
“We shared in lifting prizes like the Champions League, and I’ll never forget the song you composed and screamed for me. I’m already anticipating possibly returning to play at Stamford Bridge in the future.”
Werner enjoyed himself at Stamford Bridge despite everything. The 2020–21 season will be when Werner performs at his peak. Werner has a record of 12 goals and 15 assists in all competitions, which no Chelsea player can match.
He assisted Chelsea in defeating Man City to win the 2020–21 Champions League. However, after being obliged to kick the side last season, Werner’s performance rapidly deteriorated. Werner made 89 appearances and scored 23 goals during his two seasons with Chelsea.
Werner can build confidence with the aid of RB Leipzig. Between 2016 and 2020, he scored 95 goals in 159 games while playing for this side. Werner continues to hold the team’s record for scoring the most goals in the team’s history.