Youngster Timo Werner has signed for Bundesliga newcomers Red Bull Leipzig for 10 million euros on a 4-year deal, Kicker reports.
Werner, 20, has been a target of a few Premier League clubs namely Spurs, who were linked with the attacker back in January.
The signing of Werner breaks Leipzig’s transfer record, previously smashed by Davie Selke who signed from Werder Bremen last year.
The rise of Leipzig has been a controversial one in German Football and they’re renowned for being one of the most hated clubs in Germany.
The 20-year-old suffered heartbreak last season with club Stuttgart as they were relegated to the German second division, just three points off the Relegation playoffs but instead, they joined Hannover 96 in dropping down the division.
The signing of Werner is Leipzig’s second this week after 21-year-old Benno Schmitz put pen to paper on a deal seeing him at the club until 2020.
For Stuttgart, Werner scored 14 goals in 96 games. However, he struggled to find form in the Bundesliga, scoring just six goals in 2189 minutes of football in the league.