RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, rated at €60m (£53.3m) according to Transfermarkt, scored a brace in his side’s impressive 3-1 win away against Napoli in the first leg of their last 32 Europa League knockout tie on Thursday night, and Manchester United fans have urged their club to sign the 21-year-old.
The highly-rated attacker has been in fine form for the Bundesliga outfit across the last 18 months after joining them from Stuttgart, and his double against Napoli means that he has now scored 37 goals in 61 appearances in all competitions for the club.
The centre-forward would certainly provide some competition for Romelu Lukaku in the centre-forward spot at Old Trafford, especially with Zlatan Ibrahimovic looking likely to leave when his contract expires in the summer.
Man United supporters were quick to have their say on Werner’s latest performance via social media, and while one said “we should bin Lukaku and get him”, another said “Werner needs to come to United but we all know he’ll end up at Bayern”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
@ManUtd please sign Timo Werner before it's too late
— OBIBA SIMMONS (@teddytoy_) February 15, 2018
sign timo werner please 😢😢 @ManUtd
— EL Pistolero (@ffsfgfn) February 15, 2018
— Kully Nijjar (@Erm_Kully) February 15, 2018
I need Timo Werner at Manchester United
— Lusanda (@lusandakluthuli) February 15, 2018
Werner needs to come United but we all know he’ll end up at Bayern
— Alexis (@ElMulino) February 15, 2018
Get Us Timo Werner, Offload Lukaku @ManUtd
— THE SUPREME LEADER' (@LcTheDreaMKiD) February 16, 2018
Werner is class, we should bin Lukaku and get him
— The Singh In The North 👳🏽 (@manvir_12) February 15, 2018