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by Anthony J. Merced
RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is nearing a loan move back to the English Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur according to Sky Sports News. The 27 year-old German international is hoping to change the narrative of his English career by returning to a different London team.
Werner made his name with Leipzig between the years of 2016 and 2020 where he helped establish the East German club as one of the top sides in the Bundesliga. Over the course of 127 games he scored 78 goals and led the team to European competition in each season he was with the club. From 2020 to 2022, Werner joined Chelsea where poor performance and injuries curtailed his ascension as the next big German star. Over 56 games he only scored 10 goals and found himself on the outs with numerous managers over that time.
While Werner did raise the UEFA Champions League trophy in 2021, he only made four appearances in the competition that year. Chelsea's success with players like Kai Havertz saw his minutes dwindle until he returned to Leipzig in 2023. However, his time there also didn't produce as much as expected with Lois Openda becoming the team's star striker in recent months.
Now, Werner hopes that a move to Tottenham will be what he needs to re-establish himself, not just at the club level, but also with the German national team. Tottenham have won four of their last five league games and advanced to the next round of the English FA Cup after a win over West Ham United this weekend.