Werner focused on WC, not a potential transfer

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner insists he isn’t interested in using the World Cup as a shop window but instead is determined to help Germany defend their title.

The 22-year-old has been in terrific form for the Bundesliga outfit over the last two seasons, scoring 34 goals and providing 15 assists in all competitions.

Many have speculated that he may be due a big-money move to an elite European club in the off-season.

However, he has made it clear that winning the World Cup with Germany is his priority.

“The World Cup is not about auditioning for Barcelona, Madrid, Liverpool or whoever,” he told German sports magazine Socrates

“But I want to become world champion and then I want to attack again with RB Leipzig.

“I’m not dealing with any thoughts of change.”

The player is widely expected to be the main striker for Die Mannschaft, and is expected to start in the upcoming preparation matches against Austria and Saudi Arabia.