Blues’ latest addition
Following weeks of speculation, German hitman Werner’s Stamford Bridge switch was finally confirmed last Thursday.
Despite long-standing links with Liverpool, the 24-year-old will be plying his trade as part of Frank Lampard’s Chelsea squad next season, after the Londoners agreed to activate his RB Leipzig release clause:
Werner’s Premier League move comes with the versatile attacker having enjoyed another scintillating campaign to date, during which he has racked up 32 goals and 10 assists across all competitions.
Chelsea’s massive outlay
As such, Chelsea’s latest coup has since understandably been widely praised, with the Blues having covered for the expected departures of both Willian and Pedro with the impressive signings of Werner and Hakim Ziyech.
As outlined above, however, the capital giants’ signing of the former may not have come in the form of quite the bargain that has been largely reported in the media.
An insight into the figures involved in Chelsea’s landing of Werner were last night provided by reliable German outlet Sport BILD.
It has long been common knowledge that the initial agreement between the parties came about after Roman Abramovich and co. expressed their intention to activate Werner’s Leipzig release clause.