Werner on Real’s interest

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The 21-year-old Leipzig forward is generating Real Madrid transfer talk, and admits he would have said yes to Bayern if they called earlier

RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner is aware of the interest being shown in him, because he netted 21 times in all competitions last season, earning senior international recognition with Germany in the process, and has 11 efforts to his name this term, GOAL understands.

Despite saying that his dream is to once play for Manchester United, one of the most interested clubs is Real Madrid.
“I’m a national team player at the age of 21 and I’ve done well so far in the national team, and things are going well in the league, so of course you’ll see that other clubs keep an eye out for you, but that does not concern me at the moment,” He told Welt am Sonntag earlier.

In fact, Werner has hinted that he could snub outside interest entirely and commit to an extension to a deal with Leipzig which is already set to run until 2020, GOAL continues.

“My contract is still two-and-a-half years, I have no pressure. The club must decide when the time has come for those responsible to renew the contract. Then I have to see if the time has come for me to extend. Then we will agree, one way or the other,” Werner said.

He also talked about how he would have joined Bayern Munich, provided that the Bundesliga giants showed interest in him, but that never happened, and instead he chose RB Leipzig. At that time, it didn’t even count as a competitor in the league.

“Of course, I must honestly say that I might have gone to Bayern if Munich had knocked on my door in front of RB Leipzig. I would have felt honoured because Leipzig were not as well established then as they are now,” Werner concluded.