Real Madrid: Werner won't push Leipzig for Bernabeu transfer
Timo Werner is widely expected to move clubs in 2020, but it seems RB Leipzig are not concerned about him trying to force a transfer.
Timo Werner has not made it clear he wants to leave RB Leipzig after this season and the club are "deeply relaxed" about his future, says CEO Oliver Mintzlaff.
Werner, who has scored 27 goals in 36 games in all competitions this term, has most frequently been linked with champions Bayern Munich and Premier League leaders Liverpool.
The 24-year-old has also spoken of an interest in playing for Manchester City and Manchester United, and Barcelona are also said to be monitoring his future as they seek a long-term successor to Luis Suárez.
Leipzig "deeply relaxed" about potential Werner move
On the other hand, Timo Werner is still on the radar of FC Bayern. Contacts with the player have not completely disappeared. Rummenigge and Hoeneß were in favor of the signing last summer, but they bowed to the skepticism of Hasan Salihamidžić and Niko Kovač at the time [Kicker] pic.twitter.com/BX5Hn95bu6— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) April 1, 2020
However, Mintzlaff does not see any reason to be worried about whether Werner will still be at the club come next year.
"I'm deeply relaxed about Werner," he told Sky. "He hasn't signalled yet that he wants to leave beyond this season, and he doesn't have to. He has a contract until 2023."
Mintzlaff added that uncertainty in the transfer market brought on by the economic damage caused by the pandemic will not force Leipzig to sell players "significantly below value".
Werner reportedly has a release clause that will allow him to leave Leipzig at the end of the season for a fee in the region of €60million.
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