Red Bull Leipzig starlet Timo Werner has admitted that he is keen to leave the club, and move on to one of the big clubs in Europe’s top three leagues.
Werner revealed that Manchester United, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid are all his dream destinations, and he would not turn down the chance to sign for any of them if the opportunity presented itself to him.
The German has been in brilliant form this season, having scored sixteen goals in all competitions for his side so far. This has not gone unnoticed amongst the top clubs in Europe, and a number of teams have already shown an interest in signing him.
Werner himself is keen to leave RB Leipzig, having rejected all approaches attempting to convince him to sign a new deal with the club. With a number of elite clubs to choose from, the 21-year-old has narrowed down the long list of suitors to five.
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“If you take Germany, it would be a lie to say that you would not like to play for Bayern,” he said in an interview. “It would be a lie to say in England you’d not like to play for Manchester United or Manchester City.
“Spain — Barca or Real. There are great clubs in every league. Italy or France would not be my leagues, but the other three. There are so many clubs you’d like to play for. I don’t want to tie myself down. I’ll see what happens.”
RB Leipzig are currently third in the Bundesliga, and are desperate to hold on to their best stars in order to build something special in the years to come.
Werner still has two years left on his contract with the German club, and is determined to help them achieve as much as possible while he is still with them.
“The new season is still far away. We have big goals with RB, want to qualify for Champions League. Hopefully, I’ll go the World Cup after that, and only then I will think about the future,” he added.
“Right now, I feel good here at Leipzig. My contract says that I should, must, can, will play here for another two years. That’s why there are no other thoughts.”