The Chelsea striker has suffered a torrid time at the club since his arrival from RB Leipzig in 2020. He found his playing time restricted last season with Thomas Tuchel preferring to use Kai Havertz in a false nine role. This marks the end of a long saga of speculation regarding the future of the gifted German international.
Timo Werner Set for RB Leipzig Return From Chelsea
🚨 Excl. Timo #Werner: He is on verge to join Leipzig! It’s almost a DONE DEAL. Positive developments in the last days. Timo wants to return & he will. Total agreement expected in the next week. Massive deal for RB and the Bundesliga! #CFC @Sky_Marc @philipphinze24 @SkySportDE 🇩🇪
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) August 7, 2022
Leipzig are set to sign Timo Werner from Chelsea, here we go! Been told it will be a permanent deal and NOT loan. Werner will leave Chelsea. 🚨⚪️🔴 #CFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 7, 2022
Return to Former Club
Plettenberg says the complete agreement is expected to be made next week, while the player’s personal terms have already been agreed to according to Romano.
The Bundesliga club are perhaps the best fit for Werner, who has struggled to reach the heights he reached in Germany that led to heavy interest before he completed a £47 million move to Chelsea.
He made just 21 Premier League appearances last season and only managed to find the net four times. In comparison, his last season in the Bundesliga, the 19/20 season, saw him score 28 goals and assist eight times in 34 games as Leipzig finished third behind Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
Leipzig would certainly hope he returns to his goal-scoring best soon and reforge his former partnership with Christopher Nkunku, who has developed into a dependable match winner in Werner’s absence.
— Infinite Madrid (@InfiniteMadrid) August 7, 2022
Chelsea’s Busy Transfer Window Continues
Chelsea have been relentless in their transfer business this season. They have acquired Raheem Sterling from Manchester City, Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa, Gabriel Slonina from Chicago Fire and Marc Cucurella from Brighton & Hove Albion in a spree of over £150 million.
Marcos Alonso is also expected to complete his move to Barcelona soon.