RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is attracting the interest of La Liga giants Real Madrid, as talks regarding a new contract with the Bundesliga side have stalled.
The 22-year-old’s contract at the Red Bull Arena Leipzig expires at the end of next season, although Werner and the club are yet to agree on a new deal, with upcoming Champions League opponents Bayern Munich and Liverpool heavily linked with the talented forward in recent weeks.
According to Spanish media outlet AS, Real Madrid appear set to join the race alongside Liverpool and Bayern Munich
Should Werner move to the Santiago Bernabeu, he could be the potential long-term replacement for 31-year-old Karim Benzema, who has netted seven goals in the league this season in what’s been a difficult campaign for Los Blancos so far.
RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff says that they will sell Timo Werner this summer if he does not sign a new contract, telling kicker: “A club like us can not afford to have Timo Werner go into his final contract year.” #RBL #FCBayern
— Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) January 3, 2019
Werner has enjoyed another fine season in the Bundesliga, scoring 11 goals and providing two assists in the league despite intense speculation regarding his future,