Timo Werner has rejoined RB Leipzig from Chelsea on a four-year contract. Werner will be looking to get his career back on track ahead of the World Cup in Qatar after a disappointing two-year spell at Stamford Bridge.
Prior to joining Chelsea, Werner spent four goal-laden years with Leipzig between 2016 and 2020, finding the net 90 times and providing 40 assists in 156 appearances across all competitions. Werner, however, struggled to maintain his strong goal-scoring performance at Chelsea.
In two seasons in west London, Werner scored just 23 goals in 89 appearances for the club without really making an impact in the Premier League.
Werner’s departure leaves Chelsea short on strikers, with Romelu Lukaku having rejoined Inter Milan on loan. Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel opted to play winger Raheem Sterling up front in the 1-0 win at Everton but has said the club will try to add attacking options before the end of the transfer window.