Chelsea complete signing of RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner

Chelsea complete signing of RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner
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Chelsea complete signing of RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner

RB LeipzigRasenBallsport Leipzig e.V. RasenBallsport Leipzig e.V., commonly known as RB Leipzig, is a German professional football club based in Leipzig, Saxony.

In its inaugural season in 2009–10, RB Leipzig dominated the NOFV-Oberliga Süd (V) and was promoted as champions to the Regionalliga Nord (IV).

 

Timo Werner (German pronunciation: [ˈtiːmoː ˈvɛɐ̯nɐ]; born 6 March 1996) is a German professional footballer who plays as a striker for RB Leipzig and the Germany national team. … Werner was a prolific goalscorer at youth international level where he scored 34 goals in 48 appearances across the various age group levels.

Speaking on his move to Chelsea, Werner said: ‘I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea, it is a very proud moment for me to be joining this great club. I of course want to thank RB Leipzig, the club and the fans, for four fantastic years. You will forever be in my heart. I look forward to next season with my new team-mates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans. Together we have a very successful future ahead of us.’

Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia added: ‘We are very excited that Timo Werner has chosen to join Chelsea. He is a player who was coveted all over Europe and it is no surprise, he has that rare mix of being young and exciting and yet established and proven. We can’t wait to have Timo on board, but until then we wish him and RB Leipzig all the best for the rest of this season.’

Timo Werner will see out the remainder of the Bundesliga season with RB Leipzig before joining up with his new team-mates in July.

He has so far made a total of 157 appearances for RB Leipzig, scoring 93 goals and making 40 assists for the German club.


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