Naija News understands that the German striker has signed a five-year contract worth 170,000 per week and would arrive at Stamford Bridge in July as part of a £47.5 million ($59m) deal, subject to passing a medical examination.
Speaking on the move, Werner said: “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.”
On the part of the club, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “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.”
The 24-year-old striker Werner, who is renowned for his pace, movement, link-up play and finishing ability, is one of the most feared young strikers in Europe. The striker has most often been deployed in a front two at Leipzig, but he can also play out wide in a front three or as the central striker.
Werner has already scored 32 goals and registered 13 assists in 43 appearances in all competitions this season. After finding the net again against Fortuna Dusseldorf last night, the new Chelsea recruit has two games remaining this season to improve on those numbers.