Only the final details remain in Timo Werner’s transfer to Chelsea after the two clubs agreed to a transfer yesterday. Details of this arrangement, as well as the personal conditions offered to the 24-year-old man, continue to filter.
It is understood that the final price, via the buyout of the player, is closer to 60 million euros than 55 million euros. According to Athletic, Chelsea will pay for this in two installments, 40 million euros this summer and 20 million euros in January. No reason is given for this particular arrangement, but it is probably just an accounting consideration (and perhaps leaving more money in reserve for future purchases this summer).
Athletic also reports that personal terms are being finalized, Werner is expected to sign a five-year contract at £ 170,000 per week (£ 9 million a year) and increase year by year – making it rightly one of the highest paid players on the team. It’s no bonus, which he hopes will receive many as he continues his free scoring journey in the Bundesliga.
While technically nothing has been signed yet, so we cannot fully celebrate yet, the transfer is expected to be finalized next week.