Date published: Thursday 18th June 2020 10:11
Chelsea have formally announced the signing of Timo Werner with a respected source reporting the exact transfer fee the Blues will pay.
It was announced a fortnight ago that Chelsea had beaten Liverpool to his signature with a huge package on offer. The Blues will pay Werner £173,000 a week on a contract to 2025.
However, prior to previously reported, the fee will be £47.5m – not the £53m previously reported. That’s according to the Daily Telegraph, who claim Werner will move to England at the end of the Bundesliga season.
Werner told Chelsea’s official site: “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 teammates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans. Together we have a very successful future ahead of us.”
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.”
More to follow….