Germany international Timo Werner has signed a contract extension with Bundesliga side RB Leipzig after weeks and months of speculations on a transfer to league rivals FC Bayern Munich. The 23-year-old forward has signed a contract until 2023.
“We’re happy that the negotiations with Timo Werner have had a positive outcome and that he’s agreed to extend his deal with us,” said Oliver Mintzlaff, Director of Football, RB Leipzig, in a statement on the club website. “We had plenty of intense conversations over a long period of time and we really worked hard to try and meet each other’s demands. We’re happy now to have the clarity we’ve been looking for and we’re excited to have Timo be an important part of the squad for many years to come.”
RB Leipzig’s Sporting Director Markus Krösche stated: “Of course we’re incredibly happy that Timo has decided to extend his deal with us and that he will continue to play for our great club. It’s a very positive sign for us and it also emphasises our goal of tying our key players down long term and permanently establishing ourselves in the Bundesliga. Of course, it was a big decision for him to make and so we gave him all the time he needed.”
“I’m happy to have signed a new deal with RB Leipzig. Of course, this process has been going on for a very long time, but I wanted to be completely sure that it was the right decision for me to take the next steps in my career with this club,” Timo Werner told.
“And for the right decisions you just need a little longer. Now I can fully concentrate on playing with our team and on having as successful a season as possible,” he added.