Per a report in Sport Bild, the agent for Timo Werner stated that Bayern Munich’s interest in the RB Leipzig star goes back four years. Karlheinz Förster had this to say about when Die Roten initially had its eyes on Werner.
In 2014, when Michael Reschke started at Bayern, there was loose contact with Timo regarding Munich. At that time it would not have been a good idea, but Timo’s step would not have been the right one.
An 18-year old Werner in Munich would not have afforded the blazing striker a chance to develop against top-level competition as quickly as he would have with VfB Stuttgart and RB Leipzig.
Reschke saw the enormous potential of Werner. Both decided that a change to Munich would come too early. In 2016, Werner moved to RB Leipzig, initial talks on an extension of his contract until 2020 remained fruitless.
Förster can now watch Werner’s performance in the World Cup determine how crazy his summer could be. Obviously, Förster is confident in Werner’s ability to display his prowess on the world’s greatest stage.
What’s next? Förster: “Now we want to wait for the World Cup .”
Werner, himself, has played the situation properly and has pushed aside any speculation on movement until after the World Cup.
A name always falls when it comes to the possible successor of the willing to emigrate Bavarian striker Robert Lewandowski: Timo Werner (22). “If anything, this will be an issue only after the tournament,” says the Leipzig star to the speculation.
With Robert Lewandowski rumored to want an exit from Munich and Bayern management repeatedly denying that they will let him go, the cat-and-mouse game will continue on for the majority of the summer. When adding in Bayern’s pursuit of Hamburger SV starlet Jann-Fiete Arp, there are many scenarios that could play out in the coming months that see Bayern with some new weapons for its attack.