Bayern Munich are interested in signing Timo Werner from RB Leipzig as the club look to pursue a replacement for the inevitable departure of star striker Robert Lewandowski, according to BILD.
Werner’s valuation of €100 million seems excessive but with Lewandowski’s status being such a huge one, the deal appears to be of huge importance to Bayern Munich, whom will not want to lose their main firepower up front.
The player is an in-demand property this summer, with many clubs eagerly waiting to see him play at the World Cup this summer. Werner commented on speculation linking him to Munich by saying that no matter what he says, it’ll still be reported.
“It doesn’t matter what I say, because the next day it is either written that I will join Bayern or that I never want to leave RB Leipzig.
“My focus is on the World Cup. Everything that comes after, or in the years to come, is not an issue for me right now.
“Maybe after the World Cup you can ask me again.”
Bayern’s current number nine Lewandowski has recently expressed his desire to leave the Bundesiga side and the interest will be large for the Poland international with apparent interest from Premier League clubs Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City in the past and recent interest from super giants PSG and Real Madrid.
Werner’s form in this current season got him into double figures, with 11 goals for the German outfit and as uncertainty grows over Lewandowski’s future, speculation will no doubt grow over the summer. Lewandowski will be a key player for Poland in the World Cup this summer and this distraction may be what he needs amid a huge summer.