Now it’s official! Timo Werner returns to RB Leipzig after two years at Chelsea. The Saxons announced this Tuesday evening.
The striker will have a contract until 2026. The transfer fee, about which the two clubs have not provided any information, is said to be around 19.5 million euros and could increase to a maximum of 30 million euros with bonus payments.
“Experience of playing in another country and another league helped me a lot on my way. Now I’m looking forward to the new season with RB Leipzig and especially Leipzig fans, who have a special meaning to me.” “We have big plans together and of course I want to be the first Leipzig policeman to break the 100-goal mark,” Werner said.
Timo Werner: Champions League victory with Tuchel
Werner moved from Leipzig to London for 53 million euros two years ago and won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2021. However, the 26-year-old was unable to secure a permanent place in team manager Thomas Tuchel’s squad. In 89 compulsory matches, he scored 23 goals for the Blues.
Werner was already under contract with RB from 2016 to 2020 and became Saxony’s top scorer with 90 goals in 156 competitive games, as well as 40 assists.
Hansi Flick: A joy for the whole league
During this time, the Stuttgart native also made his debut in the senior national team, in which he has played 53 caps since 2017.
According to national coach Hansi Flick, Werner’s return is a treat for the entire Bundesliga. “It’s an asset in its own right,” Flick said Tuesday. “With RB Leipzig, having once matured into a preeminent international striker, Timo will continue to measure himself against the best players in the Champions League.”
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