RB Leipzig will debut in the UEFA Champions League this Wednesday against AS Monaco at home. But the German club has other things to worry about as well, since their best player is reportedly being linked with a move away from the club.
According to a report from Spanish newspaper AS, Real Madrid could make a move for Timo Werner after the 2018 World Cup. The 21-year-old striker was one of the top players in the Bundesliga last season after netting 21 goals in 31 matches last term. He was key for Leipzig’s qualification to the Champions League.
However, Leipzig are confident they will keep the Germany international despite the transfer speculation surrounding him. speculation linking him with Real Madrid.
Werner has scored 25 goals in 36 competitive matches for the Bundesliga club since joining from Stuttgart in 2016. He has drawn comparisons with Germany legend Miroslav Klose due to his playing style, and is already tipped as one of the most exciting prospects in Europe.
Werner has picked it up where he left it off last season, and already has four goals in four competitive matches for RB in the current campaign. He is under contract at Leipzig until 2020 and reportedly has no release clause in his current deal.