German international striker Timo Werner will return to RB Leipzig on a four-year deal after a disappointing spell at Chelsea on a personal level, the two clubs announced on Tuesday.
“The striker is returning to the club where he spent four successful years before moving to West London, leaving Stamford Bridge for his homeland as European and world champions,” Chelsea said in a statement.
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Werner, 26, spent two seasons at Chelsea, scoring just 10 goals in 56 Premier League matches.
Leipzig’s all-time leading scorer (95 goals in 159 games) will reportedly return to his former club for £25m.
“I’m happy to play for RB Leipzig again,” Werner said, according to a statement from his new-old team. “I had a great time here between 2016 and 2020, when we had great results as Bundesliga rookies. “
And he added: “It was an honor to leave the club as a record holder, but now it’s in the past and I’m looking forward to it because the club and I have improved in the last two years.”
Less than four months before the start of the World Cup in Qatar and after German manager Hansi Flick’s statement that Werner, who is an important player in his team, needs more time on the pitch, the player hopes to recover Chelsea’s performance in the summer of 2020 will buy him for 53 million euros.