Chelsea confirm Timo Werner has completed his £23.5m transfer return to RB Leipzig after two seasons in England
TIMO WERNER revealed his joy after Chelsea confirmed the striker’s £23.5million return to RB Leipzig.
The Germany striker, 26, never matched his Bundesliga form during two mixed seasons in the Premier League.
And he said: “I’m very happy to be able to play for RB Leipzig again.
“I had a great time here between 2016 and 2020, when we performed brilliantly as newcomers in the league.
“It was a dignified departure for me to leave the club as record goalscorer, but that’s in the past now and I’m looking ahead, because both I and the club have developed in the past two years.”
Werner was Chelsea’s top scorer in the Champions League and only Mason Mount played more for the Blues in 2020-21.
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But he’s never won over current boss Thomas Tuchel.
Werener, though, insisted: “I had two great years at Chelsea that I’m really grateful for and were crowned with the Champions League trophy.
“The experience to play abroad in a new league really helped me and my career.
“Now I’m looking forward to the new season with RB Leipzig and above all to meeting the Leipzig fans again, who mean a great deal to me.”
“We want to achieve a lot and of course, I want to become the first Leipzig player to reach the 100-goal mark.”