RB Leipzig have confirmed the everlasting signing of Timo Werner from Chelsea on a four-year deal.
The German moved in the wrong way two years in the past for £47.5m however did not hit the heights anticipated of him at Stamford Bridge, bagging 23 targets in 89 appearances for Chelsea and ultimately struggling to carry down an everyday spot in Thomas Tuchel’s first group.
A public dispute with Tuchel over a scarcity of minutes kick-started a summer season of hypothesis for Werner who, after initially being anticipated to go away on mortgage, has sealed a everlasting return to Leipzig.
Werner follows former teammate Romelu Lukaku out the door, leaving Chelsea with Armando Broja, Michy Batshuayi and the versatile Kai Havertz as choices to spearhead Tuchel’s assault.
The Blues have already bolstered their assault this summer season with the £45m signing of Raheem Sterling, who performed in Werner’s typical place behind the striker throughout the current 1-0 victory over Everton in Chelsea’s Premier League opener.
Tuchel additionally hopes so as to add to his entrance line earlier than the summer season switch window closes and will authorise a transfer for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, who has entered the ultimate 12 months of the five-year contract he famously signed again in 2018.
Zaha’s potential arrival might coincide with the departure of younger winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, who has grown involved over his function below Tuchel and is able to push for a transfer away from Stamford Bridge this summer season.