Werner joins on loan
Tue 09 January 2024, 19:00|Tottenham Hotspur
We are delighted to announce the signing of Timo Werner on loan from RB Leipzig, subject to international clearance.
The Germany international will join the Club on loan until the end of the season, with an option to make the deal permanent in the summer. He will wear the number 16 shirt.
Timo, 27, began his early career with TSV Steinhaldenfeld before joining VfB Stuttgart’s youth team, progressing through the ranks to make his senior debut in August, 2013, in a Europa League qualifying fixture, becoming the youngest player in the club’s history.
During his time with VfB Stuttgart, Timo made 103 senior appearances for the German outfit, scoring 14 goals and remains the club’s youngest-ever goalscorer after netting his first professional goal in a Bundesliga fixture in September, 2013.
A versatile attacker, he joined RB Leipzig ahead of the 2016/17 season - the club’s debut season in the top flight of German football. An impressive campaign saw him score 21 goals in 32 games in all competitions for the Bundesliga side, helping the team to a second place finish and qualification for the UEFA Champions League.
Since arriving at RB Leipzig, Timo finished as the club’s top league goalscorer in four consecutive seasons and, in November, 2019, made Bundesliga history when he registered a hat-trick of goals and assists in Die Roten Bullen’s 8-0 victory over Mainz.
During a prolific 2019/20 campaign, where he scored 34 goals in 45 games in all competitions, he earned personal recognition for his incredible form, claiming the Bundesliga Player of the Month award for November, 2019, and December, 2019, and a place in the Bundesliga Team of the Season.
In July, 2020, Timo signed for Chelsea and made his Premier League debut in September, 2020, against Brighton and Hove Albion, scoring his first goal for the Blues the same month. He made a total of 89 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 23 goals, and helped the team claim the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup in August, 2021, and the FIFA Club World Cup in February, 2022, during his time at Stamford Bridge.
He returned to RB Leipzig in August, 2022, and claimed the 2022/23 German Cup (DFB-Pokal) and the German Super Cup (DFL-Supercup) in August, 2023. Across two spells with the Bundesliga side, he has made 213 appearances in all competitions, scoring 113 times.
On the international stage, Timo has represented his country across numerous age groups and earned his first senior call-up in March, 2017, making his debut the same month. In 2017, he played a key role in Germany’s Confederations Cup success, assisting the winning goal in the final and finishing the competition as joint top goalscorer. Timo has also featured for Germany in the 2018 World Cup in Russia and UEFA Euro 2020 and has earned 57 caps for his country, scoring 24 goals to date.