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Bayern told to sign ‘more flexible’ Werner over Sane

Timo Werner of RB Leipzig, Leroy Sane of Manchester City
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Lothar Matthaus believes Timo Werner’s versatility makes him an ideal player for Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich’s interest in signing Manchester City winger Leroy Sane is of no surprise with the club having publicly made known of their intention in the past.

If not for his lengthy injury before the start of the season, Sane would have most probably been playing for the German champions by now. But club legend Lothar Matthaus wants Bayern to move on from the 24-year old and prioritize signing RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner.

Having scored 21 goals in 25 Bundesliga outings, Werner has been in sublime form this season. The striker is poised to quit the Red Bull Arena at the season’s end and is already being linked with Liverpool and Real Madrid, among a handful of other big-names.

“My soft spot for Timo Werner is well known,” Matthaus told Sky Deutschland.

“He is more flexible in the field, his character may correspond a little bit more to the wishes of those responsible. The risk of agitation is significantly lower. He can play at the very front in [Robert] Lewandowski’s place, hanging behind or on the wings. And he should also be cheaper.

“Both players would be total added value for Bayern. But if I had to choose today, I would be making room for Timo Werner.”