Chelsea news: £284k-a-week star ‘excited’ after completing summer move

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Timo Werner has announced that he is very happy and excited after officially leaving Chelsea this summer

The German arrived at Stamford Bridge with a lot of expectations to develop into one of the very best strikers in world football – but despite scoring 23 goals for the club in 39 appearances – he failed to live up to the hype

And after a few days of rumours and speculation – Werner has re-joined RB Leipzig, where he scored 95 goals in 159 games in all competitions, on a contract until 2026 and will wear the No 11 shirt.

Werner wanted to return to his old club and get regular game time to secure a starting spot in Hansi Flick’s Germany squad at the World Cup in November.

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.

“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.”

It is a shame it didnt work out for the man here – but good luck mate

Jamie

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