Chelsea according to reports coming out this morning, have completed the signing of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner for £47.5million.
Werner will join the Blues on a five-year contract worth just over £170,000-a-week and will move to England at the end of the Bundesliga season.
The 24-year-old becomes Chelsea’s second signing ahead of next campaign after Hakim Ziyech which deal have been completed since January of this year.
The German International will officially join the blues after agreeing to end his 4 years relationship with RB Leipzip. He’s amassed upto 125 appearances, scoring 75 goals in the process.
Werner was convinced to join Chelsea by head coach Frank Lampard after he and technical and performance advisor Petr Cech made a pre-lockdown trip to speak with the player, his agent and his family.
Werner has informed Leipzig that he does not want to play in the delayed Champions League for them in August so that he can move to Chelsea as soon as possible and be ready for next season.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia, who pushed the transfer through after Lampard and Cech’s talks with Werner, said: “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.”
Werner’s arrival will coincide with the departure of Pedro Rodriguez, who has agreed a free transfer move to Italian club Roma.