Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and English giants Chelsea have reached an agreement on Timo Werner with the deal set to be completed today, August 8, 2022.
RB Leipzig is preparing a permanent deal for the German international as he gets ready to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
Sources close to the German club have disclosed that Timo Werner previously opted for a loan switch to the Bundesliga side but in a sharp change of mind, he decided to make the deal a permanent one.
The London-based club will now incur losses as Werner will be sold back to his former club at a lower price, German insider Florian Plettenberg confirmed. The estimated value of the deal is between €30m to €35m.
Chelsea signed Timo Werner in 2020 for a transfer fee worth £47.5m. This means that the Blues have incurred a severe loss after they struck a deal estimated to be between £30-£35m with RB Leipzig for Werner’s return to the Bundesliga.
Pundits have opined that the Blues risks losing more if they allow Timo Werner to stay at the club. Werner shone brightly at RB Leipzig in his four years spell with the club from 2016-2020. He made 127 appearances for the Bundesliga giants and scored 78 goals.
He has been capped 53 times for the German national team and has banged 24 goals. Before transitioning to the German national senior men’s team, Timo Werner was the most prolific striker for the German Junior teams. He scored a total of 34 goals throughout his 48 appearances for the German Junior National Teams. Werner scored 16 goals in 18 appearances for the German U-17 National Team.
Despite this brilliant and fantastic spell with the German clubs and German national team, the 26-year-old has seen his form drop drastically after joining Chelsea. His two seasons stint with the Blues has been a bomb. He has made 56 appearances for the club, scoring only 10 goals.
Timo Werner made his debut for the Blues in a 3-1 away win against Brighton on September 14, 2020. Two weeks later, he netted his debut goal for the Blues in the fourth round of the EFL Cup. Chelsea drew 1-1 but went on to lose the game on penalties to Tottenham.
Werner’s first Premier League goal came on October 17, when Kai Harvetz assisted to fire into the net as the Blues settled for a 3-3 draw with Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
Despite a promising Premier League and Chelsea start, Werner has witnessed his form dwindle at Chelsea. His stats at the Blues is far below his records at Leipzig and the German national team.
There are fears that if the Todd Boehly club continues keeping the 26-year-old, his value will likely depreciate further. The move was previously planned as a loan move, but the German swiftly altered it to make it a permanent move to save Werner’s dwindling football career.
Whether he will be able to recover at RB Leipzig, only time will tell. The deal will be completed on Monday, August 8, 2022.