As reported by The Mirror, Manchester United transfer target Timo Werner has ruled out a move away from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig next season.
Werner has been linked strongly with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks and months but it appears any move to Manchester will have to wait until the end of next season at least.
As quoted by The Mirror, when asked whether he would be seeing out his contract at his current club, the striker simply said: “Next year, definitely, I will stay in Leipzig.”
Rated at £54m by Transfermarkt, he’d cost United a fair whack of money but should he become available over the next couple of years, he’s likely to attract interest from a whole host of top clubs.
Werner, at 22 years of age, has emerged as an elite goalscoring talent in German football, scoring 21 goals last season and netting 17 so far this term. With seven goals in 10 caps for the German national team too, his rise has been impressive since joining RB Leipzig from Stuttgart.
He may not be the finished article but he’d have been an exciting signing for Manchester United, who are set to lose Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the end of the season and need competition for Romelu Lukaku.
Werner undoubtedly has enough about his game to provide that competition and the Red Devils should keep tabs on his progress should he decide his next move is to the English Premier League.