Timo Werner set for his final Leipzig game

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Chelsea have since completed the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, after the Blues triggered his release clause of £49m, and the German international has agreed to a five year contract with Chelsea.

The Bundesliga is set to wrap up the 2019-20 season today, and RB Leipzig will be away to Augsburg later today.

For Werner, it would be his last game for Leipzig, as he’d officially become a Chelsea player from July 1.

Werner wrote on social media: “One last time”, as he anticipates his final game in a Leipzig shirt.

A win for Leipzig will ensure that they finish in third place and secure a Champions League place for next season, with Werner having contributed massively to their success this season with 28 league goals.

Werner was awarded with a plaque for his contribution to the club in their last home game of the season, and his agent Karlheinz Forster has defended the player from criticisms and is annoyed at the negative image that has followed the 24-year-old as he decided not to finish the Champions League campaign with Leipzig.

“What annoys me is that Timo is now being put in a corner and portrayed as a bad sportsman who lets his team-mates down,” Werner’s representative told Sport1.

“I have to contradict that very clearly and I can only agree with what Oliver Mintzlaff said yesterday before the game!

“It would have been anything but a good start for Timo at his new club if he had to return to Leipzig for the preparation and the Champions League after the break.

“It was the joint vote of all parties involved – and not just Timo’s decision – that he should move to Chelsea on July 1, and not until mid or late August.”

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