Following publicly demonstrating his admiration towards Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp, Timo Werner ended up signing for another Premier League club. This Thursday, Londoner side Chelsea officially announced the agreement for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner for the next season.
The 24-year-old will keep on playing for RB Leipzig until the end of the Bundesliga season. According to a statement issued by Chelsea, he will join the squad with his new teammates in July.
Chelsea hasn’t officially given any sorts of numbers involved in the negotiation, but reports say that Werner’s pricetag was around 60 million euros.
In the current season, German striker Timo Werner has scored 26 goals and thus is the technical leader of RB Leipzig. Much of the spotlight given from Premier League clubs come from the fact that the German international is a classic-nine scorer, and has also excelled in the current UEFA Champions League campaign, scoring four goals and three assists for RB Leipzig in 7 games.
Both Leipzig and Chelsea are in the UCL, but the Bulls have already made it to the quarterfinals by beating Tottenham, whereas it’s likely the Blues will get dumped out of the European Cup, as they have lost their pre-pandemic-first-leg match 3-0 at home to Bayern Munich.
Timo will surely miss the UCL, but we need to admit that Chelsea’s future is brighter than RB Leipzig’s. Or maybe not, football is not an exact science. But, at least on paper, that’s what stats and the major common-sense show.
Of course that Werner’s desire was not to play for the Blues right away. He had praised German manager Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool multiple times, but the Reds went for not risking that much under such strange times.
It’s also worth mentioning that Chelsea has been saving up big transfer money to sign big names just like Werner and Ajax’s Ziyech, as they have been facing a one-season signing-ban.