Chelsea have completed the signing of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner for a reported fee of £47.5million.
Werner will join the Blues on a five-year contract worth just over £170,000-a-week and will move to England at the end of the Bundesliga season.
The 24-year-old becomes Chelsea’s second signing ahead of next season after Hakim Ziyech.
Werner has expressed his excitement after signing his contract with The West London Club.
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.’
Chelsea Director, Marina Granovskaia welcome The German International to Stamford Bridge with an appraisal:
‘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.’