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Werner Could Leave Leipzig in 2020, Admits Rangnick


7Dnews London

Tue, 07 May 2019 12:26 GMT

Bayern Munich target Timo Werner could leave RB Leipzig before 2020, admitted manager Ralf Rangnick. The young German striker has been one of the stars of the team since signing from VfB Stuttgart in 2016. During his time at the club he has scored 61 goals in 112 appearances. He has also earned 24 caps for Germany, scoring nine goals.

Due to his excellent form, he has been linked with a move away to European giants such as Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Manchester United. With only one year left on his contract, if he is not sold in the summer he could leave for free next year unless a new contract is signed.  

AFP reported that Rangnick said: "I can't rule out Timo staying until 2020… We will see in the summer whether he moves away or if he stays to fire us into the Champions League again."

The Leipzig boss also commented on the club’s plans should the striker depart. "If he does leave, then we need a replacement who can guarantee us 15 to 20 goals a season.”