RB Leipzig chief executive officer Oliver Mintzlaff has conceded that their star striker Timo Werner might well be on his way out of the club. Bayern Munich are believed to be the favoured destination for the forward.
The German international has been Bayern’s transfer target for quite some time now and it seems the move might finally materialise in the upcoming summer transfer window. And comments from the club CEO have only given strength to the reports.
“We are keen to extend it (contract) with him. But he has signaled to us that he would rather not extend,” the club’s CEO Oliver Mintzlaff said while in conversation with Sky Sports during the half-time of their Bundesliga encounter vs Wolfsburg.
“We’ll have to see what’s right for us and Timo,” he added.
Werner’s contract with the club runs down in 2020 and RB Leipzig want to cash in on him rather than lose him on a free transfer after next season. Therefore, it is only a matter of time before the 23-year-old, who has 14 Bundesliga goals this season, joins Bayern Munich.
Werner is valued at €65 million by Transfermarkt.