Germany forward Timo Werner said in an interview published Saturday he would rather go abroad than join Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich if he decides to leave RB Leipzig. Photo: AP Photo/Michael Sohn
Germany forward Timo Werner said in an interview published Saturday he would rather go abroad than join Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich if he decides to leave RB Leipzig. Photo: AP Photo/Michael Sohn

Leipzig's Werner would rather go abroad than to Bayern Munich

By Jens Marx Time of article published May 2, 2020

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BERLIN – Germany forward Timo Werner said in an interview

published Saturday he would rather go abroad than join Bundesliga

champions Bayern Munich if he decides to leave RB Leipzig.

Werner has a contract in Leipzig until 2023 but can reportedly leave

for 60 million euros (65.8 million dollars) in summer.

Bayern were allegedly interested in him last year but a deal never

materialised, as Bayern reportedly turned their focus on Germany

winger Leroy Sane from Manchester City.

Premier League leaders Liverpool and Chelsea are among European clubs

also said to be after the 24-year-old, and Werner told the Bild paper

that a move within the Bundesliga was not likely.

"Bayern are a great club, we don't need to talk about it. And Hansi

Flick has proven this season that he's a really good coach. But if a

transfer should ever become an issue, I would rather move abroad than

to Bayern," Werner said.

"It's just that the challenge in another league would appeal to me a

little more than a transfer within the Bundesliga."

Werner also said that "mutual appreciation" was also an important

factor which may have not been the case last year with Munich as he

said "I cannot answer what motivated Bayern back then."

However, Werner also said he has no intention to leave Champions

League quarter-finalists Leipzig in summer at all costs.

"I appreciate a lot what I have at RB Leipzig and would therefore

never say: 'I absolutely have to get out of here!' he said.

dpa

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