Timo Werner: Chelsea complete signing of RB Leipzig forward


"I of course want to thank RB Leipzig, the club and the fans, for four fantastic years".

On Thursday, the Blues confirmed the signing of Werner from RB Leipzig for a reported German record fee of €53 million (R1 billion), making him the club's second signing for the 2020/21 campaign after Ziyech.

He will be 34 when the tournament comes around, but Giroud - who has 39 goals from 97 games for France - is refusing to worry about his worldwide future.

"Together we have a very successful future ahead of us".

Werner will join Chelsea in July when the German Bundesliga season is complete and will not be available to turn out for RB Leipzig in the Champions League quarter-final in August.

Chelsea have agreed to pay €50m (£45m) to trigger the release clause of Werner, who is set to earn more than €10m (£9m) per season in England.

Liverpool were also linked with Werner, who has always been tipped to move to the Premier League.

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He will come up against Tottenham in the Premier League for Chelsea next season.

"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".

"I recognise players may look beyond Leicester City Football Club but I've never felt that was the case with Ben".

Lampard and technical and performance advisor Petr Cech made a pre-lockdown trip to Germany to speak with Werner, his agent and his family, and the journey paid dividends as Chelsea stole in front of Liverpool and Manchester United to clinch the signing.

However, goals have been hard to come by for Lampard's men after a positive start to the former England international's time in charge.

Long-serving wingers Pedro Rodriguez and Willian are also expected to make way for the arrivals of Werner and Ziyech with both out of contract later this month.