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Leipzig warn Werner to think about his next move

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RB Leipzig and Ralf Rangnick have warned Timo Werner to think very carefully about his next move as talk of his potential departure continues.

German striker Timo Werner has been linked with a transfer to several of Europe’s elite clubs this summer.

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool are thought to be the front runners. Although the likes of Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Inter Milan, and Barcelona cannot be ruled out either.

The player recently said he prefers a move away from the Bundesliga should he leave RB Leipzig.

Former RB Leipzig manager and now head of sporting development for the club’s parent company Ralf Rangnick insists that the club is not worried about the situation either way.

Speaking to Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, Rangnick insists while the club would prefer Werner to stay, they are well placed to replace him should they need to.

He encourages the forward to think carefully about his next move.

Rangnick said:

“I know his family and that of his girlfriend and his agent very well.”

“He has continued to develop, especially in terms of his strike rate, and could take another leap under Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann and his colleagues.”

“I would be happy if he stayed.”

When asked about the big question, should he leave?

He was equally calm in his answer, replying:

“In my opinion, RB Leipzig is so well positioned that he can be replaced.”

“Timo will carefully consider whether he has the opportunity to play as regularly as is the case here at another club.”

While the club’s stance may come as a surprise given his statistics for the season, the interest he is attracting from others is certainly not.