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Timo Werner defends decision to join Chelsea on July 1 and miss RB Leipzig’s Champions League finale

June 29, 2020

Timo Werner has defended his decision to miss RB Leipzig’s finale Champions League games ahead of joining up with his new Chelsea team-mates.

Werner will become a Chelsea player on July 1 following his £47million move, even though Leipzig’s season won’t have finished by then.

With football across Europe having been postponed by the coronavirus pandemic, the final round of the Champions League will be staged in Lisbon, Portugal in the form of a mini tournament, from August 7.