Timo Werner: Chelsea pledge to sign ahead of RB Leipzig over five years

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Timo Werner (left) joined RB Leipzig from his hometown club Stuttgart in 2016

Chelsea have agreed to sign Timo Werner of RB Leipzig over a period of five years.

The 24-year-old striker has agreed on personal terms with the Blues and, subject to a doctor, will join in July, according to the league’s German season, which ends.

Werner, who joined Leipzig from Stuttgart in 2016, has scored 32 goals in all competitions this season.

“I’m very happy to sign for Chelsea, it’s a proud moment for me to join this great club,” said the German international.

Werner, who is known for his rhythm and can also play as a winger, thanked the club and the fans in Leipzig and said they “will always be in my heart”.

His July move also confirms Werner will not play for Leipzig in the Champions League quarter-final in August.

He added: “I look forward to next season with my new teammates, my new manager, and of course, the Chelsea fans.

“Together, we have a successful future ahead. ”

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia says the club is “excited” to have one of Europe’s “most coveted players” head at Stamford Bridge.

“It has the rare mix of young and exciting and still established and proven,” she added.

Werner is Chelsea’s second signing for next season after finishing a £ 37m deal for Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech in February.

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