Summary

  • Leipzig sign Werner from Stuttgart.
  • Germany Under-21 international, 20, signs four-year deal.
  • Scored six Bundesliga goals in 2015/16.

RB Leipzig have bolstered their squad with the signing of Germany Under-21 international Timo Werner from VfB Stuttgart.

The 20-year-old, who played 95 top-flight games for Stuttgart, has signed a four-year contract with the newly-promoted Bundesliga side, last season's Bundesliga 2 runners-up.

"Despite his youth, Timo Werner has a lot of Bundesliga experience, and has already proven his quality at that level," said Leipzig’s sporting director Ralf Rangnick, who guided the club to a first-ever top-flight berth as coach last season. "He’s a very ambitious player, who's always looking to improve and can pose any opponent problems with his pace. His addition will give our attack yet more quality and more options.“

Werner is regarded as one of Germany's top prospects.

Werner, who joined VfB aged six, scored six times and provided four assists in 33 Bundesliga outings in Stuttgart’s ill-fated 2015/16 campaign that ended in relegation.

He made headlines when he became the youngest player to score twice in a Bundesliga game when he struck a brace against SC Freiburg at the age of 17 years and 249 days, and also became the youngest player to reach 50 Bundesliga appearances when he did so just shy of his 19th birthday.