The deal — a everlasting transfer for the 26-year-old — is reportedly value within the area of €30 million, though varied performance-related add-ons may very well be included.
“I am very completely satisfied to have the ability to play for RB Leipzig once more,” Werner, who has signed a four-year contract, mentioned. “I had a good time right here between 2016 and 2020, once we carried out brilliantly as newcomers within the league. It was a dignified departure for me to go away the membership as document goalscorer, however that is up to now now and I am wanting forward, as a result of each I and the membership have developed up to now two years.
“I had two nice years at Chelsea that I am actually grateful for and had been topped with the Champions League trophy. The expertise to play overseas in a brand new league actually helped me and my profession. Now I am wanting ahead to the brand new season with RB Leipzig and above all to assembly the Leipzig followers once more, who imply a terrific deal to me. We need to obtain lots and naturally, I need to turn into the primary Leipzig participant to succeed in the 100-goal mark.”
Werner will likely be wanting get his profession again on monitor forward of the World Cup in Qatar after a disappointing two-year spell at Stamford Bridge.
He joined Chelsea in 2020 for €50m, opting not to participate in Leipzig’s rescheduled Champions League quarterfinal in opposition to Atletico Madrid — delayed as a result of COVID-19 — to provide himself extra time to adapt to English soccer.
Werner began properly, scoring eight targets in his first 12 video games as much as mid-November, however managed simply 4 extra for the remainder of the marketing campaign as a lack of type and confidence set in.
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Werner was fully overlooked of the Chelsea squad for the match in opposition to Everton as talks with Leipzig continued.
He has scored 23 targets in 89 appearances for Chelsea and though supervisor Thomas Tuchel is regarded as reluctant to half with the ahead given the broader strain to strengthen the squad, there’s recognition the midseason World Cup has heightened the participant’s fears over a scarcity of normal motion.
Werner’s arrival follows Leipzig’s announcement on Tuesday that that they had accomplished the signing of FC Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko, who will formally be a part of the membership in July 2023.
“Timo Werner’s signing is a particular switch for us,” Leipzig technical director Christopher Vivell mentioned. “We had numerous nice years collectively in Leipzig that noticed Timo turn into the membership’s document goalscorer and a Germany worldwide. His return means lots to the supporters as a result of Timo was an actual fan favorite and determine of identification for lots of people.
“The switch made numerous sense to us, each due to Timo’s high quality and the monetary features of the deal. Now we need to construct on the success that we began collectively and obtain our targets with Timo’s assist. Not solely does that imply qualification to the Champions League, however we additionally need to get so far as doable within the cup competitions.”
ESPN’s James Olley contributed to this story.