Chelsea have since secured the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, and the German international will officially become a Chelsea player from July 1.
Werner is pleased to have signed up with the Blues, but contrary to reports that tarnished his image in Germany, the 24-year-old is gutted that he won’t be playing Champions League football for the rest of the season with Leipzig.
Champions League will resume in August, with Leipzig through to the quarter-finals, but Werner won’t be able to play for his former side, which is part of the sacrifice he took to become a Chelsea player.
Werner has now admitted that missing the rest of the Champions League action really hurts him, and he’d definitely be keeping a keen eye on their Champions League games.
“Of course it hurts me that I can’t help out Leipzig to play in the Champions League. But I’m a Chelsea player from July 1st and I’m being paid by Chelsea from then on,” Werner told Sportbuzzer.
“It was clear that all parties – Chelsea, RB and my side – should and must settle this.
“Of course I tried to keep out of the Champions League issue as much as I could because it was clear that I would have to hurt one side. “That’s why my agent finally agreed it with the clubs.”
Werner added: “I am forever connected to Leipzig and RB. “I will sit in front of the TV during the quarter-finals and keep my fingers crossed. ‘Maybe I can even be on site in Lisbon.”