Bayern Munich has reportedly shown interest in RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner for months and now it looks as if the talks have progressed to the “advanced” stage according to a report by kicker (via Sport1). They write,
Striker Timo Werner of RB Leipzig has only one year left on his contract with the Saxons until 2020. Now FC Bayern is apparently in “advanced negotiations” with him.
RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner is in high demand at many top clubs. But now a report from kicker states that Bayern is in “intense negotiations” with Leipzig, aiming to reach an agreement in the summer. The chances of reaching an agreement are apparently not that bad, because the Saxons have to get rid of Werner in the coming summer, so that doesn’t leave on a free transfer in 2020.
Werner scored Leipzig’s lone goal in a 1-0 win over Schalke on Saturday. Werner now has 14 goals and three assists in 27 games across all competitions this season, including 12 goals in the Bundesliga. Bayern’s Champions League foe Liverpool is rumored to have a strong interest in Werner as well.
Interest in Havertz pushed back to 2020
In addition to Werner, Bayern Munich has been linked to Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz of late, but that pursuit will have to wait until at least next summer per kicker. The report by kicker seems to be the same information that Sport1 has uncovered.
The situation is different with Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen. He will supposedly come to Säbener Strasse in 2020 at the earliest. This corresponds to SPORT1’s information.
The news regarding both players is not surprising. The reality surrounding Werner is that RB Leipzig will lose the star forward one way or the other by the summer of 2020. The player himself has hinted at wanting to play for Bayern, while Die Roten Bullen has never been an organization that is willing to let talent walk for free.
As for Havertz, the report regarding a delayed pursuit by Bayern seems to be on target. Bayer Leverkusen has shown no willingness to let the dynamic attacking midfielder leave any time soon. The talented youngster’s value also looks as if it will only grow higher as he continues to impress observers.
Both Werner and Havertz are part of Joachim Low’s Germany squad preparing for the Euro 2020 qualifiers.