Timo Werner has re-joined RB Leipzig two years after leaving the Bundesliga side.
He was bought by Chelsea for £47.5 million in the summer of 2020 in the hopes that he could produce the same goal return as he had achieved at the German club.
But he struggled in the Premier League and became more renowned for his high profile misses rather than his ability to hit the target.
And now Chelsea have decided to cut their losses and he has been sold back for a fee of £25 million, almost half of what they paid for him in the first place.
From Werner’s perspective, the move offers him the chance to play regular football again, which is important if he wants to be part of Germany’s World Cup plans later this autumn.
Although they have signed Raheem Sterling, with Werner now gone and Romelu Lukaku out on loan, Chelsea may look to sign another striker before the close of the transfer window.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.