RB Leipzig striker and German international Timo Werner has refused to rule out a move to the Premier League in future and has said that he follows both Manchester United and Liverpool.
Speaking ahead of the crunch clash with between the two bitter rivals on Saturday afternoon, Werner admitted that he feels he is more a Manchester United man than a Liverpool one.
There is a strong chance that the 22-year-old striker could end up being Germany’s first-choice striker as they look to defend their title as world champions in Russia when World Cup 2018 starts in 100 days time.
That would only serve to increase the profile of a man who already looks a good fit for the Premier League and is valued at £54m by transfermarkt.co.uk.
He revealed to FourFourTwo that he is one of very few people who follow the fortunes of both of the rival clubs but offered the Red Devils some early bragging rights in the process. He told FourFourTwo:
“Playing in the Premier League is a dream for me. I would like to play for two or three clubs, and Manchester United are one of those clubs.
“Manchester United and Liverpool were the teams I watched quite a lot in England. They were the two that I’m a little bit a fan of, because they have so much history. When Alex Ferguson was the coach, United won everything and were outstanding.
“In Liverpool it’s also their stadium and the atmosphere but when I have to decide, I’m more Manchester United than Liverpool. I’m now at a point where at some stage in the future I’d like to play in a team that wins titles.”
Werner is a modern striker, full of running and goals and adept in a high tempo approach which makes him someone who is always going to catch the eye in the Premier League.
The improved form of Romelu Lukaku has sated United’s need for a new frontman but I wouldn’t mind betting that Jose Mourinho wouldn’t mind an upgrade or an alternative.
Klopp, of course, has a deep knowledge of German football that could tip the balance but isn’t currently operating with a recognised centre-forward – and Werner would be an expensive Plan B.