RB Leipzig are closing in on a return for star Bundesliga striker Timo Werner according to Fabrizio Romano. The German international has had a difficult time adjusting to football life in England with Chelsea, first under Frank Lampard and then Tomas Tuchel.
Werner was one of the best strikers in German throughout his time in the Bundesliga. His arrival from Stuttgart in 2016 ushered in four straight seasons of double digit goals, with his last being his best with 28 tallies in 2019-20. That year the team went to the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League and appeared poised to challenge Bayern Munich atop the league.
Leipzig have had issues replacing his production since then, relying on a revolving door of strikers. Yussuf Poulsen, Hwang Hee-Chan, Alexander Sorloth and now Andre Silva have all stepped in but have failed to reproduce the star's glory years.
How he returns to the league remains to be seen as well. While personal terms have been agreed upon, it is whether or not a permanent move is an option that needs to be clarified. Early reports were that the move would be a loan but now it is increasingly likely that Werner will depart Chelsea permanently.