Timo Werner has re-joined RB Leipzig from Chelsea on a permanent deal for €30m after a frustrating time at Stamford Bridge.
The striker joined Chelsea in 2020 for £45 million but failed to live up to expectations as he managed to score just 23 goals in 89 appearances across all competitions for Chelsea.
In a farewell letter posted on his social media page on August 9, the German wrote: “Today marks the end of my journey with Chelsea FC. 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 and staff, and especially for you, the 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 in 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 will be hoping to bounce back as he returns to his homeland and former club, to be able to make Germany’s World Cup squad.
Chelsea said it’s website: “The forward is heading back to the club where he enjoyed four successful years before moving to west London, departing Stamford Bridge for his homeland as a European and world champion.
“The Champions League triumph in Porto represents the highlight of his time with the Blues and he played his part in our success during his first season in England. Nobody matched his tallies of 12 goals or 15 assists in all competitions, while only Mason Mount made more appearances for Chelsea in 2020-21.
“All at Chelsea thank Timo for his contribution to our success over the past two years and wish him well for his future career.”