Timo Werner will leave RB Leipzig at the end of June to join Chelsea FC. The Blues are currently in fourth in the English Premier League, and still have to play the second leg of their round of 16 tie with Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Timo joined the Bulls in 2016 as we began our Bundesliga adventure. Born in Swabia, the prolific forward scored 93 goals over four successful seasons for the club. He helped us to numerous qualifications for European competitions. Together we reached the DFB-Pokal final and the quarterfinals of the Champions League, both for the first time in the club’s history.
We want to wish Timo luck on the next step in his journey and thank him for all the memories he’s given us over the past four years. We have grown up together! We are so unbelievably proud of you.
"I had four great years in Leipzig. I can only thank those who made it so easy for me from the start at RB Leipzig, and supported me during some tough times: my team, the coaches and the board, club employees and above all the fans. We achieved a lot together and I was able to develop a lot as a young player during my time here, and even became a Germany international. RB Leipzig have become a top club over these four years and I was able to grow together with the club. Leipzig is a fantastic city, RBL an attractive and entertaining club. I will fondly remember both of them and will miss a lot of things.
I'm now going to the amazing city of London. It was clear to me that I would take this next step abroad - that was always my dream. So it's not a decision taken against Leipzig, just one to complete my dream of playing in the Premier League - the strongest league in the world. I now have the chance to play for one of Europe's top clubs. I'm looking forward to this adventure, the atmosphere and English football."
"Of course we would have like to see Timo Werner stay at RB Leipzig longer. Timo is an extraordinary striker with an incredible goal record and he has earned this chance with his performances in recent years. You can’t replace a player like Timo like-for-like and he will leave a big hole, both in a sporting sense and as a person. It’s our job to fill that hole the best we can. We wish Timo all the best for his next challenge and hope to maybe meet again on a European stage."
"I’ve known Timo Werner for many years and his development is exemplary. He arrived in Leipzig as a striker in 2016 and since then has grown into one of the best forwards in the Bundesliga. His journey underlines our philosophy of developing young players with great potential. On the one hand, Timo’s move is a great loss. On the other, we view this transfer as a huge compliment of the work of our still young club and we’re very proud to have helped create an internationally renowned striker in just a few years, who is now moving to huge global club like Chelsea. We have always emphasised that it’s important for our business in Leipzig to sell players. Only with this transfer fee can we now continue growing step by step and continue to shape RB Leipzig internationally. The negotiations with Chelsea’s representatives were always respectful, fair and constructive. We wish Timo all the best for his next challenge in London."
- Name: Timo Werner
- Date of birth: 06/03/1996 (Stuttgart)
- Age: 24 years
- Nationality: German
- Height: 1.81m
- Position: Forward
- 157 games: 93 goals, 40 assists
- 125 Bundesliga appearances: 75 goals, 32 assists
- 14 Champions League appearances: 7 goals, 2 assists
- 6 Europa League appearances: 4 goals, 2 assists
- 2 Europa League qualifiers: 1 assist
- 10 DFB-Pokal appearances: 6 goals, 3 assists
157 games | 92 goals | 40 assists
Bundesliga runner-up 2016/17
Confederations Cup winner 2017