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RB Leipzig is hoping Julian Nagelsmann will help keep Timo Werner around longer

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Would the prospect of the Champions League, Julian Nagelsmann’s leadership, a starting role at striker, and an exit clause within his new contract keep Timo Werner at RB Leipzig?

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Per a report by SZ, RB Leipzig is hoping that a future under Julian Nagelsmann will play a role in convincing Timo Werner to stay a little while longer in East Germany.

If the presence of Nagelsmann doesn’t suffice, Leipzig is hoping the allure of playing in the Champions League next season, the starting striker role, and a new contract with an exit clause for Bayern Munich will push Werner to extend his stay with Die Roten Bullen.

For the time being, the Leipzigers can only wait and see if and when the Bavarians will push the Werner transfer, but they still have a secret hint of hope at RB. Leipzig’s future coach Julian Nagelsmann is regarded as the favorite coach of Werner’s generation, and after talks with him, the young players often have their heart emojis sparkle in their eyes, and so they speculate quietly with this scenario in Leipzig: Perhaps Timo Werner can be persuaded by the perspective of the “Champions League/Nagelsmann/Set Middle Striker” to extend his contract in the next few weeks — possibly with a withdrawal clause for (Bayern).

So, can Nagelsmann smooth talk Werner into an extended stay? We’ll soon find out, but it might be hard to break the mutual affection that Bayern and Werner have already shown for each other. Regardless, when it comes to how Werner would fit in at Bayern, the 23-year-old’s versatility is one of the keys to why the Bavarians are so interested in the Germany international.

Werner could also play next to, behind or to the left of Lewandowski and would be better placed in terms of squad (makeup) than Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic, 21, who sees himself as a classic nine.

With the Bayern and Werner allegedly already having agreed on terms, it might be tough for even the most optimistic member of the RB Leipzig organization or even Die Roten Bullen’s biggest fan to find reason to think that the star will remain in East Germany.