RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick has confirmed forward Timo Werner is not planning to extend his current contract at the club. The 23-year-old is wanted by Liverpool and Bayern Munich but Leipzig are determined to hang on to the Germany international.
Werner has scored 61 goals in 114 games for the Bundesliga club but he only has one year left on his current deal. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is eager to add another striker to his ranks, while Bayern are known for often snapping up the best young talent in Germany.
Rangnick has now confirmed the Stuttgart-born ace has refused to sign a new deal, leading to further speculation about his future. “Timo is of the opinion that he does not want to extend the contract,” Rangnick told Kicker. “But so far, no club has reported their interest or said they would speak with Timo and want to sign him.
It’s not a good idea for Timo to go into the final year of his contract, which could be difficult for his relationship with the fans depending on how his performance turns out. “My opinion is that Timo fits best here, also in terms of style of play,” he added. “If I were his advisor or father, I would clearly advise him to stay and extend his contract. When a really big club comes in for him and he wants to leave, he can still do that.”