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RB Leipzig Chief “Deeply Relaxed” Over Timo Werner Speculation

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The Bundesliga club executive claims Werner is expected to stay at Leipzig.

RB Leipzig v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

He’s at the center of this season’s big, dramatic transfer saga and the suspension of football has hardly put a damper on all the excitement of Timo Werner’s potential move to Liverpool.

You will likely already know this, having read countless articles that include Werner’s glowing stats and perfect fit with Jürgen Klopp, but the German striker is very good at football. And at 23-years-old, Timo has seasons after seasons of growth ahead of him under Klopp’s tutelage.

Liverpool and Bayern Munich are thought to be Timo’s most likely choices but with a relatively low release clause reported to be £50M, £53M, or €55M (take your pick) there will be other clubs swooping in for a chance once the action begins. And that could come sooner than we think with Werner’s release clause reportedly expiring at the end of April. But Leipzig have so far played it cool in response to Timo’s many suitors.

Chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff insists that he isn’t getting too worked up about losing Werner because there’s hasn’t been any contact from interested parties or supposedly any hint from Timo that he’s determined to leave this summer.

“I’m deeply relaxed about Werner,” said Mintzlaff.

”He hasn’t signalled yet that he wants to leave at the end of the season and he doesn’t have to.

”He has a contract until 2023.”

Werner has scored 27 goals for RB Leipzig since August. While his numbers aren’t expected to reach that high in the Premier League straight out of the gate, there’s a timeline somewhere that has Timo bagging goals in the next chapter of success at Liverpool.