Tue 09 August 2022 | 17:44

Official: Timo Werner returns to RB Leipzig from Chelsea

Timo Werner has returned to RB Leipzig from Chelsea on a four-year contract.

RB Leipzig

has announced they have signed

Timo Werner



just two years after he left them to join the Blues for €50m.

It was expected he would join Leipzig on a loan deal but in the end, they signed him permanently on a deal worth €30m.

The 26-year-old Werner is Leipzig’s all time top scorer with 95 goals between 2016 and 2020. He scored 23 goals in 89 matches in all competitions.

A statement from Leipzig read:

"Timo is back – and is now snapping again for RB Leipzig!

"Our record goalscorer (95 goals) is returning to the Bundesliga after two years in the English Premier League with Chelsea and is again hunting for goals for the Red Bulls.

"The attacker has signed a four-year contract until 2026.”

Werner also wrote on his Instagram page:

"Dear Blues, today marks the end of my journey with Chelsea FC.

"I am incredibly grateful for the time I spent at this special club. At this point, I would like to express my appreciation for my teammates, the coaches and staff, and especially for you, the special supporters of Chelsea Football Club.

"I felt so much love and support throughout the last two years and I will never forget how you guys stood behind me in good and in challenging times!

"We lifted trophies like the Champions League together and I will always remember the song you wrote and chanted for me. I'm already looking forward to hopefully playing at Stamford Bridge again one day! See you soon, Timo."

source: SportMob

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