Chelsea has completed the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig. Werner, 24 agreed a 5-year deal with the Blues and he is set to undergo medicals.

The former Stuttgart forward was previously linked with Liverpool before Chelsea stepped in and activated his £52m clause on his contract. The completion of the deal was imminent after Werner asked to be left out of RB Leipzig Champions League squad on Tuesday.

One of the most feared young strikers in Europe, Werner is renowned for his pace, movement, link-up play and finishing ability. At Leipzig he has most often been deployed in a front two, but he can also play out wide in a front three or as the central striker.

He is currently enjoying the most profitable season of his career yet, having already scored 32 goals and registered 13 assists in 43 appearances in all competitions. After finding the net again against Fortuna Dusseldorf last night, he has two games remaining this season to improve on those numbers.

Werner said: ‘I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea, it is a very proud moment for me to be joining this great club. I of course want to thank RB Leipzig, the club and the fans, for four fantastic years. You will forever be in my heart. I look forward to next season with my new team-mates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans. Together we have a very successful future ahead of us.’

Werner’s game is built on searing pace and clever moment in the final third. He likes to drift across the frontline creating space for himself and others, and his impressive assist stats – 13 this season, 10 in each of the two prior – prove there is plenty more to his game than just scoring.

Werner will be joining Hakim Ziyech as Frank Lampard keeps bolstering his squad ahead of the 2020/2021 season.