News emanating from Europe has it that Chelsea and RB Leipzig has reached agreement on the signing of German striker Timo Werner on a five-year deal subject to a medical according to Sports Central.
The 24-year old will be the second player to arrive Stamford Bridge this summer after Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech. Recalled, the Blues earlier agreed to trigger the striker’s €50m (£45m) release clause and is expected to earn more than €10m (£9m) yearly with £200,000 weekly in London.
Speaking about his move to Stamford Bridge, Werner told the official Chelsea website: "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.
The German international has scored a total of 93 goals with 40 assists to his name in 157 appearances for Leipzig, proven to be one of the best hotshots in Europe. He is also expected to remain with the Bundesliga club for the remainder of the season before joining the West London club in July.
Meanwhile, Leipzig has wished the 24-year old to be a success with Chelsea in the Premier League in a statement that read: “We would like to wish him the very best of luck in West London, and are sure that he'll keep the blue flag flying high over the capital”
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia speaking to Chelsea website concerning the capturing of Timo Werner, she said: "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.
This development have seen many Chelsea fans thrown into jubilation as they believe the club has made a great move that would see the team fight in all front next season as they are fighting to reduce the gap with Liverpool and Manchester City.