RB Leipzig center forward Timo Werner has ruled out a move to Bayern Munich and says he’d prefer a move away from the Bundesliga. Werner, 24, is contracted to Leipzig until 2023 and has a release clause that is close to €60m. This will allow him to leave this summer if the right bid comes in.
The Germany international has been heavily linked with a move away from Leipzig with Liverpool being reportedly interested in his services. Bayern are reportedly in the mix but he has ruled out a move to the Allianz Arena.
“Bayern are a great club, we don’t need to talk about it, and Hansi Flick has proven this season he is a really good head coach,” he told Bild.
“But if a move were to become an issue at some point, I would be more tempted by a move abroad than a move to Bayern.
“It’s just that the challenge of another league would appeal to me a little more than a move within the Bundesliga.
“Of course, it also important that mutual respect is there as much as possible. That’s why I chose RB Leipzig at the time, and why I would choose the club for [the] next step as one where I would get that feeling.”
Speaking about his potential move to Liverpool, Werner was proud to be linked with the best team in the world according to him. However, RB Leipzig sporting director has revealed that the striker could still stay with the club.
Werner has scored 27 goals in all competitions for Leipzig this season and played his part in their progress to the quarter-finals of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League.