RB Leipzig Star Eyed by Trio of Big Clubs

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Barcelona joined Liverpool and Real Madrid in the chase for 21-year-old RB Leipzig starlet Timo Werner, writes talkSPORT.

At the end of a rough week, the German international’s confidence will be boosted by the news of big clubs taking a genuine interest in his performances.

In Leipzig’s 2 – 0 defeat at Besiktas, the youngster had to be substituted after 32 minutes due to the pain caused by the ferocity of the Istanbul crowd’s noise.

Werner has picked up where he left off last season, scoring six goals in his opening nine appearances for Leipzig this term. As Die Roten Bullen took the Bundesliga by storm in 2016/17, the former VfB Stuttgart striker scored 21 goals in 31 matches.

That form saw him come to attention of German national team manager Joachim Löw. Capped eight times by Die Mannschaft, he scored three at the Confederations Cup and added another three in the World Cup qualifiers since.

Liverpool and Real Madrid already declared their interest in the striker with the defending Spanish champions believed to be ahead in the race, ready to negotiate a move in January.

Barcelona, after a poor summer transfer window, need to replace Neymar Jr and Werner fills a similar role for the German side.

If it comes to a straight cash fight over the youngster, Liverpool will be blown out of the water by the Spanish giants resources.