RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner is one of the fastest players in the Bundesliga, but when a report came out from the Südwest Presse that the 23-year-old forward’s transfer to Bayern Munich was “imminent”, another outlet hit warp speed to refute the claim.
The Südwest Presse produced a story that said Werner could be moving to Bavaria “immediately.”
According to our newspaper, the change of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig to FC Bayern Munich is imminent. The 23-year-old striker, born in Stuttgart, who still had a contract with the Saxons until 2020 and who could have changed after that without a replacement, is now leaving the third-place team of the past Bundesliga season immediately and is in agreement with the Munich team.
The Leipzig team wanted to extend the contract with the 25-time international, who played for the former Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart until 2016. But now, after months of negotiations, Werner has decided in favor of the Munich team.
TZ reporter Manuel Bonke, however, quickly sprang into action to refute the rumor.
There is NO imminent transfer by @timowerner to @FCBayern #FCBayern#FCBTransfersommer
With differing accounts on a story, we are all just left to sit and wait for either team to leak out a statement. For those on “Flex Watch,” Bild chief reporter Christian Falk has not yet issued his verdict on the rumor.
Throughout the transfer window, Bayern Munich has been labelled as the leading contender to sign Werner if he decides to leave this summer. Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain have also been listed as possible destinations for Werner.