Chelsea signs prolific striker Timo Werner
England football club Chelsea signs prolific striker Timo werner for a fee around £48million. The star has finalised terms on a contract worth £170,000 a week.
The 24-year-old has agreed personal terms with the Blues, and will remain at the German club for the rest of the Bundesliga season. He will link up with his new team-mates in July, subject to passing a medical examination.
The German international, who is renowned for his pace, movement, link-up play and finishing ability, has also been on the rader of top clubs in Europe, especially Liverpool.
He is currently enjoying the most profitable season of his career yet, having already scored 32 goals and registered 13 assists in 43 appearances in all competitions to enhance his reputation as one of the best attacking prospects in Europe.
“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.”
Chelsea are backing Frank Lampard heavily in the transfer market as they look to mount a title challenge to Liverpool and Manchester City next season.
Bayer Leverkusen’s talented young midfielder Kai Havertz is also understood to be among Chelsea’s targets.
The Blues are currently sitting fourth in the table, three points ahead of Manchester United, and resume their season at Aston Villa on Sunday.
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