Chelsea Complete Deal To Sign Timo Werner From RB Leipzig

Chelsea Complete Deal To Sign Timo Werner From RB Leipzig

Chelsea Complete Deal To Sign Timo Werner From RB Leipzig

"I look forward to next season with my new team-mates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans".

Werner said: "I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea".

Olivier Giroud says fellow striker Timo Werner signing for Chelsea is going to provide him with "more motivation" and that he relishes the competition.

The Germany global forward has scored 11 goals in 29 games for his country.

"Together we have a successful future ahead of us". He will remain at Leipzig for the remaining two Bundesliga games of the season.

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.

His current employers have backed Werner to be a success in the Premier League and Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia, speaking to the Chelsea website, added: "We are very excited that Timo Werner has chosen to join Chelsea".

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had no such concerns as he is set to bankroll another revolution at Stamford Bridge.

He said: "I believe, like all the player, s he had at-risk people in his entourage, so that's why he didn't feel very comfortable".

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.

Giroud had scored twice in nine Premier League games this season before the 2019-20 campaign was postponed because of coronavirus, however after a 100-day hiatus the English top flight has returned, with Chelsea's first match back coming against Aston Villa on Sunday.

'I read in the newspaper that coronavirus influenced my decision, ' Giroud explained.

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.

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