Initially, Werner was associated with the transition to the Bavarian giants Bayern Munich. The club is known for poaching the best of the rest from the German upper tier but has flirted more than once with a transfer to Jurgen Klopp’s European champions in more recent times.
Timo Werner should stay with RB Leipzig
Dani Olmo from RB Leipzig believes that Timo Werner, who is associated with Liverpool. He should stay with the club, as he is best adapted to the Bundesliga and also warmly praises the other famous team-mate in Dayot Upamecano. Initially, Werner was associated with the transition to the Bavarian giants Bayern Munich. The club is known for poaching the best of the rest from the German upper tier but has flirted more than once with a transfer to Jurgen Klopp’s European champions in more recent times. Leipzig managed to hold on their star striker after the success of Bayern last summer. But now the feeling that it is only a matter of time before Werner will seek a new challenge on the continent.
Anfield seems to be the preferred destination of the 24-year-old, whom Olmo used to call the “aeroplane” in the past, but Barcelona’s former youth feels that his free-scoring fellow would be best served by staying out. “Timo gives you many options because he loves to move around the field,” Olmo said in an interview. “Werner is not a target person or a static striker. Timo loves to drift to the wings or lower himself into the middle of the field to get the ball and break the defensive line”. He is so fast and has a killer instinct – he scored a lot this season. He is a player who gives you many opportunities the way he plays. I think the place that suits him best is Leipzig and the Bundesliga. He does well where he is.”
A release clause of Upemecano is €60m
Olmo’s other team-mate, who is regularly associated with moving to another place, is Upamecano. With Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester United, and, of course, Bayern Munich, all having been credited with interest at some point. Although the young center contract has a release clause of €60 million (£53 million/$65 million). The player’s agent believes that this may be too much for most teams to afford because of the financial consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. However, Leipzig, of course, will not want to lose to the 21-year-old on a free transfer, while his deal will last only until 2021. Whether Upamecano will move when the market reopens is not yet clear. But Olmo enjoyed his experience with a player whom he calls “the future of France” anyway.
“I love that player,” Olmo admitted. “I first met him in the semi-finals of Euro-Under-21 and realized that he is a strong, fast and aggressive player, tough to beat, and he is young, like me – we were both born in 1998. He is not just a player for the future, but also the present.”