Selke, who only signed a long-term deal with the Green-Whites in September, is set to put pen to paper on a five-year contract at the Red Bull Arena.
'A very ambitious club'
“We always said that we would enter such negotiations if all parties can profit from it,” Eichin told club website werder.de “That’s the case here. Davie has chosen to go there for sporting reasons that will lead to him, sooner or later, being back in the Bundesliga, and for us the financial implications are very attractive [...] I'm sure that Davie will have the support of our fans until the end of the season and will be given a fond farewell.”
Selke, for his part, admitted he was swayed by Leipzig’s well-documented ambition. “From the summer I hope to be part of a very ambitious club that I can help succeed. I thank Werder for letting me take this next step in my career […] Until then I want to end the season in the best way possible. I thank Werder for all the support and teamwork over the last year. I have come on leaps and bounds here.”
The 20-year-old, who finished top scorer as Germany lifted the UEFA European Under-19 Championship last summer, joined Werder from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in winter 2013. He has since scored seven times in 26 Bundesliga appearances, with six of those goals coming this season.