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Manchester United should be in the mix for Timo Werner

Manchester United must move for RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner as speculation surrounding the Germany international’s future continues to gather pace.

What’s the word, then?

Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has revealed that Werner will be sold at the end of the season unless he signs a new contract with the Bundesliga club.

Indeed, Werner will see his current deal with Leipzig expire in June 2020 and Mintzlaff has told Kicker that the forward will be leaving this summer unless he pens fresh terms.

The likes of Liverpool and Arsenal have been credited with an interest in Werner, but United must be in the hunt for the 22-year-old’s signature.

Werner has scored 13 times in 21 appearances for Leipzig this season, including 11 in 17 Bundesliga appearances in the first half of the campaign.

The German has 55 goals in 98 matches since arriving at Leipzig, meanwhile, and has also chipped in with 20 assists to show that his overall game is strong.

Werner has been a goalscorer for much of his adult life, having netted 32 times in 37 matches for Stuttgart’s Under-17 outfit and 25 goals in 24 fixtures for the German club’s Under-19 side.

Why should Man United make a move?

Marcus Rashford is seemingly United’s current starting forward and the England international has been in wonderful form in recent weeks.

Romelu Lukaku, meanwhile, has also perked up in recent matches and was again on the scoresheet in United’s 2-0 win over Reading in the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.

There remains uncertainty surrounding the futures of Juan Mata and Alexis Sanchez, however, and there is no question that United need another forward.

Adding Werner to the likes of Rashford, Lukaku and Anthony Martial would give United an attack to be feared across the globe.

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Werner is a centre-forward, but has previously operated on the left and right of a front three, which would give United another option in the final third.

The German could be available for a bargain price at the end of the season and United simply must be in the hunt for his signature.

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