Werner looking for RB Leipzig exit

Timo Werner admits he needs to leave RB Leipzig if he is to fulfil his ambitions to play at the highest level.

Werner has been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool after netting 34 Bundesliga goals over the last two seasons for Leipzig.

And the 22-year-old member of Germany’s World Cup squad is not hiding the probability that he will have to follow the example of Liverpool-bound Naby Keita and end his stay at Leipzig.

“To become a world-class player, I’ll probably have to play in an even better team at club level,” Werner said.

“I still have four or five years to learn, and then to become world class.

“I want to be honest, Naby Keita has not become world class with us either, he may now be with Liverpool.

“To become world class, you have to play big games, such as the final or semi-final of the Champions League.”