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Timo Werner is a German forward who was born in Stuttgart on March 6, 1996. VfB Stuttgart were Werner’s first professional side and in 2012/13 he was promoted to the under-19s despite being just 16. A return of 24 goals more than justified that step-up and it was not long before he made his senior debut in a 2013/14 Europa League qualifier against PFC Botev Plovdiv – in doing so becoming Stuttgart’s youngest ever player at 17 years, four months and 25 days. Werner later became the club’s youngest goal-scorer but, following relegation in 2016, he signed for RB Leipzig. One of the most-feared strikers in the German Bundesliga and now in the Premier League, Werner is a full Germany international having debuted in 2017.
Where did Timo Werner play in his career so far
- 2016: VfB Stuttgart to RB Leipzig for €14 million
- 2020: RB Leipzig to Chelsea for €53 million
The German striker was born in 1996 and began his senior career in 2013. He is known most for his off-ball movement and speed. He played for German clubs almost all of his youth and senior careers, until 2020 when he moved to Chelsea. Since 2017 he plays for the German national team and has scored fifteen goals in thirty-five matches. We will cover all the transfer news and football whispers regarding this professional player, and we will keep you updated.
Werner Transfer Odds and Rumours
Timo Werner was in VfB Stuttgart for most of his youth career, and in 2013, he started his senior career in the same team. The striker appeared in ninety-five matches and during those scored thirteen goals. Multiple German teams, like Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg, were interested in him a year before his youth development contract expired. In 2015, Tottenham Hotspur was the first non-German team to show interest in the striker, but no transfers or bids happened.
In 2016 during the summer transfer window, Werner signed a four-year contract with another German team – RB Leipzig for a fee of €14 million. Werner finished the 2016/2017 season with twenty-one goals, which helped his new club qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in history. He held the record for the youngest player with 100 and 150 Bundesliga appearances at one time in his career. Although there were some rumours that Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United, and Bayern Munich were interested in him when he played for RB Leipzig, no club made any official bids. Timo's time in RB Leipzig ended with 127 appearances and seventy-eight goals.
Werner made his most significant move in the 2020 summer transfer window to the Premier League team Chelsea. The English club paid Werner's release clause, and he transferred for a fee of €53 million on a five-year contract. Until the time of writing, Timo Werner played nine matches for Chelsea and scored four goals. Chelsea wasn't the only English team looking to sign him during that window; it was reported that Jürgen Klopp was also interested in signing him to Liverpool.
Since the move happened a few months ago, there aren’t any more transfer rumours yet, but in time we can expect some of the big teams to express interest in the young star again, as long as his performance is on the same or better level. There are some high-quality transfer targets available for the top teams to pick from, but we expect that, like in the past, Timo Werner would be sought after by many rival clubs. Like we said before, that isn't likely to happen soon, so we can sit back and enjoy Werner's time in Chelsea and monitor his future progress. We will be sure to keep you updated on any relevant gossip about the young striker and if it has any merit or not.