‘I’m already looking forward to hopefully playing at Stamford Bridge again!’: Timo Werner sends emotional goodbye message to Chelsea fans as he seals £25m move back to RB Leipzig
- Timo Werner has completed a £25million switch to his former club RB Leipzig
- The German forward had expressed a desire to play more often at Chelsea
- But his two years at Stamford Bridge were largely underwhelming in front of goal
- Werner has thanked his Blues ‘teammates, coaches, staff and special supporters’
Timo Werner penned a heart-warming letter to Chelsea supporters just before his permanent move back to RB Leipzig was confirmed.
The German club have completed the signing of the 26-year-old for a fee of around £25million after he completed a medical earlier today.
It brings to an end a largely underwhelming two years at Stamford Bridge for Werner after the Blues signed him for £47.5million from Leipzig in 2020.
Timo Werner has completed a £25million move from Chelsea back to former club RB Leipzig
Werner penned a heart-warming letter to Blues fans just before the move was confirmed
‘Dear Blues, Today marks the end of my journey with Chelsea FC,’ the German forward wrote on social media. ‘I am incredibly grateful for the time I spent at this special club.
‘At this point I would like to express my appreciation for my teammates, the coaches & staff, and especially for you, the special supporters of Chelsea Football Club.
‘I felt so much love and support throughout the last two years and I will never forget how you guys stood behind me in good and challenging times!
Werner’s move brings to an end a largely underwhelming two years at Stamford Bridge for the German
‘We lifted trophies like the Champions League together and I will always remember the song you wrote and chanted for me. I’m already looking forward to hopefully playing at Stamford Bridge again one day!
‘See you soon, Timo.’
After Werner scored 34 goals in 45 matches in his final season at Leipzig, expectations were high when he arrived at Chelsea two years ago.
Werner scored 34 goals in 45 matches in his final season at Leipzig before moving to Chelsea
But after featuring regularly in his first season, his involvement dropped significantly under Thomas Tuchel. The forward leaves Stamford Bridge after finding the net 23 times in 89 games.
Werner expressed his desire to play more often during Chelsea’s pre-season tour of the United States, particularly ahead of the World Cup in November.
Newcastle and Juventus were also keen on Werner but a transfer back to his former side has emerged as his preferred option.
While it was expected that a loan move would be sanctioned, the two clubs have thrashed out a permanent move allowing Chelsea to recoup some of their outlay two years ago and amid their own spending spree this summer.