Timo Werner of RB Leipzig has reached personal terms with Chelsea. In July, he will be joining up with his new team-mates, subject to passing a medical test.
However, the 24-year-old will stay for the remainder of the Bundesliga season at the German club before joining the.
Werner, who turned 24 in March, has been a well-established German international since 2017 when his three goals and two assists earned him the Golden Boot at the Confederations Cup that year, which was won by Joachim Low.
For nearly seven years now he has been a regular Bundesliga, and in November he became the youngest man to play 200 times in the league, breaking similar records for 50, 100 and 150 appearances.
One of Europe’s most feared young strikers, Werner is renowned for his ability to pace, movement, link-up play and finish. He was most commonly deployed in a front two at Leipzig but he can also play deep in a front three or as the main striker.
Having scored 32 goals and recorded 13 assists in 43 appearances in all competitions, he is currently enjoying the most lucrative season of his career yet.
He has two games remaining this season to improve on those numbers after he found the net again against Fortuna Düsseldorf last night.
Werner said about the move to Chelsea: ‘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.’
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.’