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Timo Werner confirms July 1 date for Chelsea transfer


Timo Werner has played his last Bundesliga match, scoring twice on the most recent day of the season to help seal RB Leipzig’s third spot finish and spot in the following year’s Champions League. It was his splitting blessing following four years and 95 objectives for the group.

There had been some inquiry regarding Leipzig’s current Champions League campaign and whether Timo would have the option to speak to them in the quarterfinals, yet by consenting to join Chelsea, it had become evident that he would not be around when those games occurred finally in August. Werner has gone under some analysis for that choice since we should have show in football, despite the fact that it’s to a great extent good judgment that he would not have the option to play for his old group in the wake of joining his new group.

Furthermore, as Timo affirmed this end of the week, the transfer will get official in only two or three days, on July 1, as common in non-pandemic conditions.

“Of course it hurts me that I can’t help out [RB Leipzig] to play in the Champions League. But I’m a Chelsea FC player from July 1st and I’m being paid by Chelsea from then on.

“It was clear that all parties — Chelsea, RB and my side — should and must settle this. Of course I tried to keep out of the Champions League issue as much as I could because it was clear that I would have to hurt one side. That’s why my agent finally agreed it with the clubs.

“I am forever connected to Leipzig and RB, will sit in front of the TV during the quarter finals and keep my fingers crossed — maybe I can even be on site in Lisbon.”

-Timo Werner; source: Sportbuzzer via Evening Standard