Manchester United and Liverpool handed a huge boost in their transfer pursuit of RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner as he is cleared to leave the club…
Bundesliga side RB Leipzig’s manager Julian Naglesmann has said that he will not stand in the way of Timo Werner leaving the club if the player decide to do so. The 23-year-old forward has been lighting up the Bundesliga since joining Leipzig in 2016 having scored 76 times and assisted 34 in all competitions for the Saxony club. After back to back venomous performances on cub evel, Werner was also called up to the German national team and has scored 11 times in 28 games for Die Mannschaft.
Timo Werner has proven himself to be one of Bundesliga’s best strikers alongside the likes of Robert Lewandowski and has attracted interests from Premier League elites like Manchester United and Liverpool. The German forward was even strongly linked with a move to Bayern Munich in the summer but remained at Leipzig for yet another season. However, Sport Bild reports that RB Leipzig boss Naglesmann will not stand in the way if the player wants to exit the club and that his job is to be a confidant to the players, be their friend before their boss and give them career advise. Naglesmann had the following to say:
“I’ve already advised many players to take off their wedding ring with their current club to move somewhere else, I’d do the same with Timo Werner if he were developing faster than the team at RB Leipzig.”
On the contrary, Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche said the exact opposite thing. As reported by Independent, Krosche said the following:
“Timo just extended his contract with us recently, and we’re not thinking about letting him go at all.”
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to make a January signing and his squad would certainly benefit with the addition of a forward. On the other hand, Liverpool’s German boss Jurgen Klopp has a lot of appreciation for Timo Werner and would be willing to have another excellent option in attack. However, there are high chances that Werner may have to play second fiddle to Roberto Firmino at the Merseyside club and hence would prefer a move to Manchester United where a starting XI role for the German star would be guaranteed.
With Timo Werner cleared to leave RB Leipzig, only time will tell which club he will play for next.