Leipzig eliminated Tottenham Hotspur and reserved a place in the Champions League’s quarterfinals before the suspension of the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Werner in the plans of RB Leipzig
Timo Werner remains in the RB Leipzig plans for the UEFA Champions League. Leipzig eliminated Tottenham Hotspur and reserved a place in the Champions League’s quarterfinals before the suspension of the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. After the completion of the leading domestic seasons, Europe’s premier club competitions are expected to continue in August. As reported, Werner told Leipzig that he wants to join Chelsea, who reportedly intends to activate a £54 million ($68 million) release clause in his contract after the end of the Bundesliga season this month. However, Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann said at a press conference that he still considers the striker of the German national team available for selection in the Champions League.
Timo has an incredibly good goalscoring rate
“He is now, as usual, in my plans to perform the Champions League. He is our footballer and has not signed for anyone else,” said Nagelsmann. “His significance for RB Leipzig is extraordinary. He has an incredibly good goalscoring rate that you always hope for from the striker”. The transfer window in England will open at the end of the Premier League season in July. That is, Werner may move to Stamford Bridge in anticipation of the resumption of the Champions League. UEFA has yet to clarify the rules regarding transfers of this nature. While it is unclear whether Werner will be able to represent Chelsea in competitions. Nagelsmann plans to cope with that situation only when there is a deal on the table, saying: “Then both sides will sit down and see what will happen next. At the moment, there are no rules.”
RB Leipzig relegation-threatens of Fortuna Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga on Wednesday and a victory can guarantee them a place in the Champions League next season. However, they will be without striker Yussuf Poulsen until the end of the campaign with a ligament injury. At the same time, the possibility of Dayot Upamecano’s return to the lineup will depend on his training. “Yussuf will not be used this season,” said Nagelsmann. If Upamecano goes full throttle, he will play. If he does not go full throttle, he will not play.”