Premier league giants Chelsea have completed the signing of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, subject to a medical.
The Leipzig hitman has agreed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and becomes the Stamford bridge outfit’s second signing this summer after Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech.
Roman Abrahamovic’s side 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.
Discussing his move to the London Club, Werner told its official Chelsea website: “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.”
Werner played 157 for RB Leipzig, scoring 93 goals and contributing 40 assists whilst steadily building a profile as one of the game’s most feared goal poachers.
The Stuttgart born forward will remain with RB Leipzig for the remainder of the Bundesliga season before joining up with his new team-mates next month.
RB Leipzig have backed Werner to be an instant hit in the English game and Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia, speaking to the Chelsea website, added: “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.”