Werner reveals why he’ll snub RB Leipzig’s Champions League campaign.

Updated: Sep 8

Werner scored four goals in eight matches to help Leipzig qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Timo Werner scored twice against Augsburg on Saturday to become RB Leipzig's all-time leading scorer. [Getty]

Striker Timo Werner has revealed why he decided to opt-out of RB Leipzig's Champions League campaign to join Premier League side Chelsea.

Werner as we all know is ready to join the Blues following his reported €53million (£47.5m) transfer from Bundesliga club RB Leipzig.

The Germany international played his last game for Julian Nagelsmann’s side on Saturday, ending the season on a high as he scored a double in their 2-1 Bundesliga victory over Augsburg, and he is now the club's all-time leading scorer with 94 goals.

All in all, Werner, who has hit the net 28 times in 34 appearances this term, explained why he has decided to ignore Leipzig’s Champions League campaign.


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Leipzig are already in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Spurs home and away before the COVID-19 lockdown.

"Of course it hurts me that I can't help out [RB Leipzig] to play in the Champions League. But I'm a Chelsea FC player from July 1st and I'm being paid by Chelsea from then on," Werner told Sportbuzzer.


"It was clear that all parties - Chelsea, RB and my side - should and must settle this. Of course I tried to keep out of the Champions League issue as much as I could because it was clear that I would have to hurt one side.

"That's why my agent finally agreed it with the clubs."

The 24-year-old added: “I am forever connected to Leipzig and RB, will sit in front of the TV during the quarter-finals and keep my fingers crossed - maybe I can even be on site in Lisbon.”



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