Timo Werner Chelsea Announcement: Reason revealed behind the delay in Chelsea announcing Werner’s signing and submission of the release clause.
Last week, massive reports of Chelsea confirming an oral agreement with Timo Werner and RB Leipzig circulated throughout the internet, but since then, there hasn’t been any significant announcement made by both parties.
However, RB Leipzig’s chief almost spoilt the party when he announced that Chelsea hasn’t met the contractual clause yet, which people thought that the deal could go off.
But soon, journalists like Fabrizio Romano cleared the air by reporting that both the clubs have an oral agreement with Chelsea determined to trigger the release clause and Werner ready to move London.
No contracts exchanged and nothing officially signed as Leipzig director told today. But Chelsea have a “verbal agreement” with Timo Werner and they’re convinced he’s on his way to Stamford Bridge for next season. Paperworks are almost ready. 🔵 #CFC #Chelsea #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 6, 2020
To further clarify the situation, the Bild has reported that why there is a delay in Chelsea triggering the release clause of Werner which was earlier reported expire this month.
According to BILD, the delay in an announcement for Werner is due to a contractional clause that is set to expire on July 15, and not June 15, as previously reported. The total amount of the clause is €53m. Chelsea and Werner have agreed personal terms. #CFC #RBLeipzig #LFC
— ChelsTransfer (@ChelsTransfer) June 11, 2020
So, it has been revealed that Werner’s release clause doesn’t expire until July 15, which gives the Blues an extra month to trigger the clause and deal with the current resumption of the Premier League.
Even though other clubs do have a chance to hijack the deal but it has already been claimed that Werner has agreed to join Chelsea after having a dialogue with Lampard and he will reportedly earn around £9 million annually.
On the other hand, there aren’t many clubs at the stature of Chelsea who are interested in investing in Werner, except Liverpool and even their finances are not allowing them to take such an expensive road.
Therefore, there is not much to worry for Chelsea, as the transfer saga looks to be almost over and Werner will probably be a Chelsea player in less than a month.