- Chelsea has once again enjoyed a bargain hunt for Timo Werner after meeting the £53million exit clause in his contract, with the legendary striker agreeing to a massive £9m-a-year-package to move to Stamford Bridge.
The RB Leipzig striker certainly proved value for money has he held talks with Liverpool, who were said to be favorites, but it was revealed earlier this week that Jurgen Klopp’s side is unwilling to meet his £53million release clause.
Liverpool has unfortunately pulled off this great transfer deal has Chelsea spend astronomical transfer fees securing his signing.
Werner who is widely regarded as one of the world’s deadliest strikers has struck 25 goals in the Bundesliga and a further four in the Champions League.
Reports indicate that Werner has agreed on a deal to the summer of 2025 and will pocket around £173,000 a week while at Stamford Bridge; more than the reported package on offer at Liverpool.
But there’s no doubting that the capture of Werner will be the signing that gets their fans talking, with Chelsea nipping in to match his exit clause before its expiry on June 15.
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann admitted he was powerless to prevent his star man from leaving at the end of the season and appreciated Werner’s role as part of the key players in his squad.
“There is nothing we can do about it. He knows what he has in Leipzig and also what he has with me,” he said.
“A player has to feel that he can get better. If he doesn’t feel that, it wouldn’t do any good if I kept on telling him to stay here. In the end, it is his life, his career, he can decide that. I can’t think of anything new to say to Timo.” He added.
Werner has a great performance history since he joined Leipzig from Stuttgart in 2016 and has gone up the ladder to become one of the best strikers in the Bundesliga with 75 goals in 122 appearances.