Timo Werner won’t play rest of Champions League ahead of Chelsea move

Paola Ditto
Giugno 17, 2020

RB Leipzig are going through the best season in their history as they now sit third in the Bundesliga and have already qualified for the Champions League quarter finals, but star player Timo Werner is prepared to miss their remaining games.

Leipzig defeated Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 on aggregate in February to book a place in the Champions League quarter-finals.

UEFA's main reason for discussing the issue is due to the fact that, with contracts set to expire in June and July, some players may well opt against signing short-term extensions to play in the Champions League or Europa League should they have moves elsewhere lined up.

Having played a crucial role in RB Leipzig's run this season in the Champions League, it was expected that Chelsea would have to wait until the 2020-2021 season before they could use the services of the 24-year-old.

The Blues will have a hard task ahead of them after the 3-0 home defeat against Bayern Munich in February and need all the firepower they could have to have any chance of qualifying to the quarterfinal.

It depends on the decision taken in the UEFA meeting, but as it stands, no.

The Daily Express reports that UEFA will meet tomorrow to discuss player registrations for European competitions.

A new decision could override this rule, of course, but it seems unlikely.

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