RB Leipzig has re-signed Chelsea and German forward Timo Werner on a permanent deal, two years after he left the club for the Premier League. Chelsea met the Germany international’s £45m release clause in 2020 but will make a loss, with Werner returning in a deal thought to be about £25m.
RB Leipzig Re-signs Timo Werner
The German has signed a four-year deal to 2026 with his former club. “I’m very happy to be playing for RB Leipzig again from now on,” the 26-year-old said. “It was a great time from 2016 to 2020 in which we caused a sensation as a league newcomer. It was a worthy farewell for me back then, going as a record goalscorer.
“But that’s also a bit of the past and now I’m looking ahead, because RB Leipzig has developed over the past two years, just like I have.” Timo Werner scored 23 goals in 89 games in all competitions for Chelsea. He won the Champions League in 2021 with Chelsea.