Chelsea fans are understandably overjoyed with the impending arrival of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.
The German striker has been on fire in 2019/20, scoring 26 goals and assisting another eight in just 33 Bundesliga games.
He’s one of the best strikers in world football right now and the prospect of him linking up with Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic next season is a mouthwatering one to say the least.
Werner’s signing is one that will also leave many rival fans across England green with envy, but Chelsea did have to cough up some serious money to get the deal over the line.
Frank Lampard’s side will pay around £49m to activate Werner’s release clause at Leipzig and details of his lucrative contract with the west London side have now come to light.
That works out at £270,000-per-week or £38,500-per-day. Werner will also receive a £10m sign-on bonus – not bad, eh?
Initial reports from England claimed the lightning-quick forward would pocket around £170,000-per-week, but those in Germany aren’t buying it.
Werner’s new reported salary will make him the second highest-paid player at Chelsea, just behind N’Golo Kante on £290,000-a-week.
It’s certainly an expensive gamble, but it’s exciting for the Blues faithful to see owner Roman Abrahmovich flexing his enormous financial muscle once again.
With deals for Ziyech and Werner already signed, sealed and delivered, the Blues are now being heavily linked with a plethora of other young stars.
Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell and Dayot Upamecano have all seen their names next to Chelsea in the rumours mills of late.
With Lampard’s side on course to qualify for the Champions League, it’s a pretty good time to be a fan of the Blues right now.
A club legend at the helm, young stars thriving and some superstar names arriving (rhyme unintended), Chelsea are going to be a serious problem in 2020/21.
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