Chelsea complete signing of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner

Timo Werner is set to become a Chelsea player

Chelsea have completed the signing of RB Leipzig and Germany striker Timo Werner on a five-year deal.

The 24-year-old has agreed personal terms with the club and will make the switch to Stamford Bridge in July, subject to a medical, allowing him to complete the current Bundesliga season.

Reports say that Chelsea have paid £47.5m for his services and Werner has signed a deal worth £170,000-a-week.

Werner made clear to Leipzig that he will play no part in their Champions League campaign when Europe's top competition returns in August, meaning he can link up with his new Chelsea team mates in July, although he won't be able to feature for the Blues this season.

The striker has enjoyed a prolific season in the Bundesliga, scoring 26 goals and posting a further eight assists in 32 league appearances.

Speaking to chelseafc.com, Werner said: "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."

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: "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."


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