RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner is among one of the many young German talents being trailed by Europe’s top clubs.
The 23-year-old has had yet another good year for Leipzig, helping the team to a third-place finish in the league with one game to go, while also helping the side to a German Cup final against Bayern Munich.
“We haven’t spoken to Timo Werner about Bayern Munich, but what the player wanted to do was important for us as he wanted to see how the season would go,” Mintzlaff told Sky Sports.
“We have submitted an offer and we know that Timo would rather not extend – but that can still change.
“Maybe he doesn’t even want to go to Munich. Maybe he wants to go to Tuchel in Paris or, I have no idea, maybe to Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) or Lucien Favre (Dortmund).”
Werner has registered 19 goals in all competitions for Leipzig this season, adding to his 21-goal tally in each season in the last two campaigns for the club.
The German forward has just one year remaining on his contract which expires in 2020, and looks set to leave in the upcoming summer transfer window.
This isn’t the first time Werner has been linked with the club, as Liverpool stars Sadio Mane and Naby Keita had urged the forward to join the Reds a few months ago.
Should Liverpool go all out for Timo Werner?
Werner is a phenomenal talent, one that every top club must target. Incredibly quick with an eye for goal, the 23-year-old striker is a great weapon in counter-attacks.
The German is good at keeping hold of the ball in the opponents half, while his pace can cause even the best defences a threat.
Originally a winger who was converted into a forward, Werner is good at driving at the opposition’s defence while also dragging defenders away from the centre.
The attacker primarily plays through the middle, while also capable of playing out wide on the wings. The German international has registered 7 assists for Leipzig in the Bundesliga apart from his 19 goals.
Werner is a key player for the German national team as well, having played 24 times for them since debuting in 2017 and scoring 9 goals.
Liverpool should certainly try signing him as he is bound to improve as a player, and will be available for a reasonable price considering he has just one year on his Leipzig contract.