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RB Leipzig: Timo Werner before returning



Timo Werner is moving back to RB Leipzig two years after leaving.

Timo Werner is about to return to RB Leipzig. For the national player it is an important step in view of the World Cup.

Timo Werner’s spectacular return to RB Leipzig is becoming more and more concrete. According to consistent media reports, Chelsea FC and Leipzig have agreed on a change.

Noisy sky and sports1 should cost Werner between 19.5 million euros and 20 million euros. Bonus payments could increase the sum to 30 million euros. Not a bad deal for RB, who had received a transfer fee of 53 million euros when Werner left the Blues in 2020. Werner is supposed to fly to Leipzig on Monday, the medical check is planned for Tuesday.

RB managing director Oliver Mintzlaff did not want anything concrete to be elicited on Sunday before the 1-1 draw at VfB Stuttgart. He was “an interesting player, we’re dealing with it. I can’t say yet whether it will come about,” said Mintzlaff DAZN.

For the former RB coach Ralf Rangnick, the transfer “makes sense from a sporting point of view. Timo has speed and depth. No player at RB has that in the offensive area except Nkunku,” said Rangnick sky.

Timo Werner wants to play more with a view to the World Cup

With a view to the World Cup in Qatar (November 21 to December 18), Werner has been flirting with leaving Chelsea for a long time. “It’s clear that I want to play more and I should play more to be in good shape for the World Cup and have a chance to play,” said the attacker recently, emphasizing: “I could be happy anywhere. “

In Chelsea, this was no longer Werner under coach Thomas Tuchel. 23 goals in 89 competitive games, just 15 starting XI appearances in the last Premier League season – far too little for one who is said to earn £270,000 (317,000 euros). Per week! At the weekend Werner was no longer in the Blues squad in Chelsea’s 1-0 win at Everton.

In Leipzig, the 53-time national player scored 90 goals in 156 competitive games from 2016 to 2020. There were also 40 templates. Werner could celebrate his RB comeback in the home game against Cologne as early as Saturday (3:30 p.m.).

RB Leipzig: Great competition on the offensive

Coach Domenico Tedesco did not want to comment on this. He “basically does not participate in speculation”. One thing is clear: in attack he would have a luxury problem with Werner. Goalscorer Christopher Nkunku, who scored in Stuttgart, is set. But it should be tight for Andre Silva, Alexander Sörloth, Yussuf Poulsen or youngster Hugo Novoa.

The competition at a top club like Leipzig is just there, said Tedesco succinctly: “If you come here, you have to accept it. It’s about performance.”