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Rumour Mongering: Timo Werner Plays Coy

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He has options.

RB Leipzig v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Pawel Andrachiewicz/PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images

It’s been no secret that Liverpool have been linked heavily with RB Leipzig star Timo Werner. The interest for the two parties to join together has been well documented. Perhaps things are at the stage of the relationship where he needs to be coy about what’s happening. But also, what if things aren’t as far along as they seem?

Speaking before of his Champions League match against Tottenham, he told Sky Sports:

“The first is to be part of a team like Liverpool or Manchester City. They have a good working team. The teams have also great coaches.

”But this is the question: do you want to go to that kind of team, because the situation is already that hard for each member and you want to be a part of it? That’s one point you have to look at.

”The other side are teams which need some big changes, because they just won a few big titles, but they are not able to compete on the highest level anymore. For me, Manchester United is one of these teams.

”So at this point of my career I’m asking myself: do I want to be part of a new team, to build up something new, or do I want to stay at my team and make something great?”

Obviously, Sky Sports has a vested interest in him arriving in England. The teams he mentions play in their country. He also hasn’t technically ruled out staying at Leipzig, although the fact that there’s reportedly a release clause in his contract.