RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has been warned by the club’s chief executive that he will be sold if he doesn’t sign a new contract.
The German international’s current deal expires in 2020 and speaking about the forward’s future, Oliver Mintzlaff was adamant that Leipzig won’t hesitate to cash in on the 22-year-old next summer if things come to a head:
“Of course we have to know at the latest after the end of the season. A club like us cannot afford to go with Timo Werner in a final contract year.”
Werner has been linked with a host of clubs in recent months, including Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Chelsea. His record this campaign has been pretty impressive, having scored 13 goals in 21 appearances for Leipzig.
The striker has also established himself at international level, becoming a regular starter under manager Joachim Low over the past twelve months, most recently scoring in the 2-2 draw against the Netherlands back in November.
Werner can play in a wide left role as well as his main position as a centre-forward which could lead Reds manager Jurgen Klopp to consider him as a possible target. The German likes having flexibility in his front three.