OFFICIAL: Chelsea Flop Timo Werner Re-Joins RB Leipzig On A Permanent Transfer.

RB Leipzig have resigned Timo Werner from Chelsea for £25.3m (€30m) plus add-ons on a four-year deal.

The 26-year-old returns to the Bundesliga side on a contract until 2026 and will wear the No 11 shirt.

He scored 95 goals in 159 games in all competitions, before leaving two years ago to join Chelsea after the Blues activated his £45m release clause.

But the German has been unable to replicate the goalscoring form at Stamford Bridge, where he scored 23 goals in 89 appearances in all competitions.

After only starting 15 Premier League games last season, scoring four times, he was omitted from Thomas Tuchel's squad for Chelsea's opening victory of the season against Everton at Goodison Park.

Despite attracting interest from Juventus, Werner was initially set to return to his former club on a season-long loan with an option to buy, but talks between the two clubs moved quickly, and an agreement was reached for a permanent transfer.

He is set to get regular game time to secure a starting spot in Hansi Flick's Germany squad at the World Cup in November.

Expressing his excitement following the move Timo Werner 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."

Leipzig technical director Christopher Vivell added: "Timo Werner is a fantastic striker who brings another dynamic to our attack thanks to his profile. His speed and finishing is fantastic; he'll bring our attacking game to another level and above all, make us even more unpredictable.

"Timo is a Germany international. He has a lot of experience on the international stage and knows RB Leipzig very well - he'll take on a leading role here. We have a brilliant level of variety and depth in our attack and a lot of quality going forward."

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