Germany striker Timo Werner has sealed a move to former club and Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig from English Premier League side Chelsea, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The 26 year-old had been expected to finalise a return to Leipzig on Monday after an agreement was reached between the two clubs over a transfer this summer, with the German having expressed his unhappiness with a lack of regular opportunities and game-time under manager Thomas Tuchel.
Werner, who has spent two seasons at Stamford Bridge having arrived from Leipzig in a £47.5m deal, still has three years left on his contract with the Blues, but wants to leave in order to cement his spot in the German national team ahead of the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar in November.
He started 29 Premier League games in his first season with the Blues, but only started just 15 league matches last term, scoring only ten PL goals. In all, he scored 23 goals and racked up 21 assists in 89 appearances for Chelsea and also won the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
At international level, Werner has scored 24 goals in 53 appearances for Germany, while he netted 95 times in 159 games across his four seasons during his first stint at RB Leipzig.