Timo Werner 'would take a 50 PER CENT pay cut to rejoin RB Leipzig'
RB Leipzig ‘are working on a stunning return for Chelsea forward Timo Werner and the German ‘is willing to take a 50 PER CENT pay cut to rejoin them’ after admitting his future could lie away from Stamford Bridge
- Chelsea signed Timo Werner for £47.5million from RB Leipzig two years ago
- But the German has struggled to live up to expectations at Stamford Bridge
- Leipzig reportedly want to re-sign Werner, who is willing to halve his salary
- The Blues could let the 26-year-old leave on loan, with Juventus also interested
Chelsea forward Timo Werner is reportedly willing to halve his salary in order to sign for former club RB Leipzig.
The German international left the Bundesliga club two years ago when the Blues paid £47.5million for him, but he has struggled to live up to expectations at Stamford Bridge.
After scoring 34 goals in 45 matches in his final season at Leipzig, Werner has only found the net on 23 occasions in 89 games across two campaigns for Chelsea.
Timo Werner is reportedly willing to halve his salary in order to sign for former club RB Leipzig
According to German outlet Bild, Leipzig are trying to bring the 26-year-old back to the club and he is willing to take a 50 per cent pay cut to make the reunion happen.
Werner started just 15 Premier League games for Chelsea last season and his opportunities could decrease further following the arrival of Raheem Sterling. The England international scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win over Udinese on Friday night, a game which the German missed due to injury.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea are prepared to let Werner leave Stamford Bridge on loan before the end of the transfer window and a deal may include an option to buy.
Juventus have also been linked with signing him and the forward hinted that his future may lie away from London while speaking on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States.
Raheem Sterling’s arrival at Chelsea could see Werner’s opportunities decrease even further
The German forward scored 34 goals in his final season at Leipzig before Chelsea signed him
‘It is clear I want to play more and I should play more to first be in good shape for the World Cup and also, to have a chance to play at the World Cup,’ Werner said.
‘I think it doesn’t change anything whether it is a winter world cup or in the summer. I think if I play half or the season or the whole season, I should play.
‘The most important thing is that I am happy. I am happy when I play and score goals. That’s the fact. That’s what I should take care of and the other things will come.’
When quizzed over whether could find that happiness at Chelsea he responded sharply: ‘I could be happy everywhere.’
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