October 1, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Timo Werner joined Chelsea within the 2022 summer season window
  • He has been at Chelsea for 2 seasons
  • The German striker scored simply 11 objectives final time period

Chelsea striker Timo Werner is reportedly shut to creating a dramatic return to RB Leipzig within the underway summer season window.

Talks between Chelsea and Leipzig have been occurring over the previous few days. The Bundesliga facet is predicted to pay round $31-36 million for Werner, who has a contract with the Blues till 2025, Sky Sports activities reported.

It was beforehand believed Werner was set to hitch Leipzig on a mortgage deal, however each golf equipment now have a full settlement for a everlasting transfer, and the paperwork is predicted to be accomplished on Aug. 8, in line with Fabrizio Romano, who has a reputable document within the European switch market.

Even Juventus are all in favour of securing Werner’s providers, in line with ESPN. Nevertheless, as issues stand now, Leipzig are a frontrunner within the race to signal Werner.

Werner had a nice run with Leipzig, the place he spent 4 seasons between 2016 and 2020. He netted a complete of 95 aggressive objectives, together with 34 in his remaining marketing campaign earlier than transferring to Chelsea in the summertime of 2020. The London membership had defeated Liverpool to signal Werner at $58 million.

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Sadly, Werner failed to copy the identical success in London as he has managed to log solely 23 objectives and 21 assists in 89 appearances for the Blues in all competitions.

Chelsea ahead Timo Werner
AFP / Adrian DENNIS

Within the final time period, significantly, Werner made solely 37 aggressive appearances for Chelsea. Out of their 38 Premier League video games, the German ahead performed in simply 21, beginning solely 15 of these. The 26-year-old striker completed with 11 objectives and 6 assists within the 2021-22 season as Chelsea misplaced two finals and didn’t win a single trophy.

With the arrival of Raheem Sterling from Manchester Metropolis, it’s believed Werner has fallen in Thomas Tuchel’s pecking order. He isn’t even assured recreation time regardless of Romelu Lukaku’s departure to Inter Milan this summer season.

Tuchel didn’t embody Werner in his match-day squad for Chelsea’s 2022-23 Premier League opening fixture on Saturday. He as an alternative opted for a ahead line of Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Sterling because the Blues defeated Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park.

Chelsea’s upcoming league fixture is a house recreation in opposition to Tottenham on Aug. 14.

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