RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick has done his best to cool speculation on Timo Werner’s future by saying the forward will be at the club for “the next two or three years.”

The German forward is yet to sign a new contract with the Bundesliga outfit and his terms expire in the summer of 2020.

German news outlet Bild claimed a while back that the 22-year-old will be able to leave RBL for £36million in the summer if he doesn’t sign a contract extension.

Now, Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick says that Bayern’s interest in Werner could prove problematic if they are serious and that he sees the forward at the club for a while still.

 

He told Sky Germany, via the Mirror: “If Bayern are serious, then it will be difficult for us. But they often play with one striker, so I see him staying with us for the next two or three years.”

As for Liverpool, Rangnick made no mention but the German will be aware of the presence the Merseysiders have as far as negotiating is concerned after Michael Edwards saw off Bayern and Barcelona to sign Naby Keita from Leipzig last summer.

Signing Werner for £36million will not be easy if the report from the Bild is true but if it is, Michael Edwards will need to be at his very best to beat Bayern Munich to another top Bundesliga talent.

Have something to tell us about this article?