According to the German footballer, it is “time to say goodbye – after 4 wonderful and formative years”.
He wrote on his Facebook page saying;
Dear RB Leipzig family, Time to say goodbye – after 4 wonderful and formative years, today it’s time to inform you that I have decided to move to England next season. With great anticipation and yet heavy heart, I am taking this new step in my life. I can still remember when I came to Leipzig as a 20-year-old in 2016 My first match against Hoffenheim, my first home match against Dortmund, my first goal against HSV… Well, 4 years later, I look back on so many beautiful experiences, successes and encounters that I will always keep with me. That’s why I want to say THANK YOU. THANK YOU to the fans, my teammates, those responsible, the employees, to all the other people I’ve met here so far and to this wonderful city of Leipzig, where I felt at home from day one. At the same time, I’m totally excited for this new exciting chapter in my career in England starting the new season. Of course, it’s about successfully ending the season in Leipzig! Your Timo