One man to keep an eye on as the summer transfer window winds down is Timo Werner. Reports from Patrick Berger of Sport1 state that he wants a Chelsea exit and is even willing to take a pay cut to make a return to RB Leipzig a reality.
A pay cut will be necessary as the German international is on a whopping £275k per week, according to The Athletic, who say that interest in the player is low due to his monstrous wages. The Athletic also clarifies that the club are open to allowing the striker to leave with Raheem Sterling’s arrival likely pushing Werner even lower in the depth chart on offence.
Timo Werner wants to leave Chelsea, as reported in March. Leipzig pushing to sign him. There was a meeting between the clubs few days ago. Werner is keen to join his former club and set for a huge salary cut. A swap deal with Joško Gvardiol is no topic. 🔵 #CFC @kerry_hau @SPORT1
— Patrick Berger (@berger_pj) August 2, 2022
Timo Werner Pushing for A Chelsea Exit
Both club and player would be happy with any potential move. The Athletic points out that the 26-year-old wants to represent Germany in the World Cup and this is only plausible if he can get first-team football and start scoring goals again.
Todd Boehly and co. will be happy to recoup some money on the player and, more importantly, to get his massive wages off of their books.
What a football game! Feels like we deserved more, really tough to take😤 pic.twitter.com/KxCcN9Cpgk
— Timo Werner (@TimoWerner) April 13, 2022
A Return Home
Both reports cited above link Werner directly with a return to Leipzig with the club happy to make it work and the player himself willing to take a hit in his salary. The German forward will no double be hoping to rediscover the form that got him noticed by Premier League clubs in the first place.
In his time with the Bundesliga side, he had an impressive tally of 95 goals in 159 games. Since making the move to England however, this goalscoring touch has left him as he’s netted just 23 times in 89 games. This lack of goals saw him get fewer and fewer first-team chances which has prompted his desire for a Chelsea exit.