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Timo Werner returns to RB Leipzig after two seasons

Timo Werner, Six Sports

Timo Werner has officially completed a return to RB Leipzig. The German leaves Chelsea after spending two seasons at Stamford Bridge.

The German speedster was a hot talent in the Bundesliga. In 127 games in the German top flight, Werner scored 34 goals. Chelsea paid his release clause to secure his services, fending off competition from the defending champions of that time, Liverpool. 

However, he did not exactly set the Premier League on fire. He got only 10 goals and 9 assists over 56 games, often missing clear-cut chances. He was deployed as a lone striker by Frank Lampard but then shifted onto the left wing. 

When Tuchel came in, he tried to play to his strengths as he did in Leipzig, in a two-striker formation. However, this did not benefit the striker much.

Despite these shortcomings, Werner gave his all on the pitch. He never stopped running for the team and tracked back endlessly. As a result, he earned the respect of the Chelsea faithful. 

Werner Bids Goodbye

Timo Werner had some sweet parting words for the West London outfit. He expressed his appreciation for the time he spent at Chelsea and hoped that their paths can converge again.

Dear Blues, Today marks the end of my journey with Chelsea FC. I am incredibly grateful for the time I spent at this special 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. 

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!

Werner leaves after helping the Blues win a Champions League, Super Cup and the Club World Cup. Chelsea will now look to sign a striker, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang emerging as Tuchel’s preference.

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