Back to his old stomping ground. RB Leipzig have re-signed their all-time record goalscorer! Timo Werner has returned to the team for which he scored 95 goals in 159 appearances between 2016 and 2020. During his time at Chelsea, the 26-year-old won amongst other honours the Champions League. Now he wants to push on at RBL.
Almost one goal contribution per game for us
When Werner originally joined RBL six years ago, he'd already picked up a respectable amount of experience in professional football (over 100 appearances), but despite spending most of that time playing as a centre forward, he'd only managed 15 goals. During his time in Leipzig, he became the youngest-ever player to score a Bundesliga brace and perfected the art of goalscoring.
He netted 21 times in his debut season, and then went on to score 21, 19 and 34 goals in following campaigns, also registering 40 assists during this time, which is an average of one goal contribution every 93 minutes for RBL - a terrific record!
Timo's well acquainted with the Champions League
Werner scored 23 goals and got 21 assists for Chelsea, and started their 1-0 Champions League final victory over Premier League rivals Manchester City in May 2021 at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto, lifting the trophy at the end of the night.
He went on to win the FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup whilst at Chelsea. Last season, Werner scored four goals and got two assists in just 245 minutes in the Champions League - which is a goal contribution every 41 minutes.
Looking ahead to the World Cup
Werner has scored a total of 24 goals and got five assists for the Germany Men's national team. During the international break in June, started in three and featured in all four of Germany's fixtures. He bagged a brace in their triumphant 5-2 victory over Italy, and when the sides faced earlier that month, he assisted Germany's equaliser in the 1-1 draw.
Werner, who wears the number 9 for Germany, wants to help make amends for Germany's disappointing 2018 World Cup and EURO 2020 campaigns at the World Cup finals in Qatar this winter.
Full focus on RB Leipzig's goals
Until then, Werner's focus will lie solely on us and our goals. He didn't forget about us when he went to England, either, sending us a good luck message ahead of our DFB-Pokal final victory against SC Freiburg.
The Red Bulls are now familiar with the feeling of lifting the DFB-Pokal into the Berlin evening sky, and Timo has also experienced plenty of title victories during his career... it's a match made in heaven!