Chelsea have completed the signing of German forward, Timo Werner, from Leipzig for around the fee of £47.5 million.
The 24-year-old has agreed personal terms with the Blues, and will remain at the German club for the rest of the Bundesliga season.
Werner signed a five-year contract worth £170,000 per week, and will arrive at Stamford Bridge in July as part of a £47.5 million deal.
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.’
Werner has made a total of 157 appearances for RB Leipzig, scoring 93 goals and making 40 assists, in the process becoming one of the most sought after forwards in the world.
The forward is capable of playing anywhere across the frontline but has often been deployed as part of a strike duo, notching 32 goals and 13 assists across 43 appearances this season.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia, speaking to the Chelsea website on the transfer 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.”
Werner would be looking to help Leipzig finish strong this season in the league, and might feature for Chelsea in the champions league, as he was removed from RB Leipzig’s champions league squad