Germany international Timo Werner snubbed RB Leipzig Champions League campaign midway through the season to sign for Chelsea FC.
The forward admitted it hurt to leave the club as he is expected to join Chelsea at the beginning of July with his German club having already waved goodbye to one of their most revered players.
“Of course it hurts me that I can’t help out (RB Leipzig) to play in the Champions League. But I’m a Chelsea FC player from July 1st and I’m being paid by Chelsea from then on.
“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 on it with the clubs,” the player told Sports Buzzer.
It has been reported that the Frank Lampard’s side was obviously fearful of the German picking up a potential injury and Werner has revealed that the terms of the transfer were mutually agreed by all parties including himself.
Despite being able to join his new teammates in July, the player is ineligible to be registered in any competition for the rest of the season and will have to wait until the 2020/21 season to make his debut for the Europa League holders.