Timo Werner has revealed he is facing a dilemma over his future ahead of the summer transfer window, with reports claiming he is ‘torn’ between joining three Premier League giants.
The 24-year-old RB Leipzig striker will be one of the hottest properties on the European market at the end of the season thanks to his red-hot form in front of goal.
He has been strongly linked with a move to English football and Werner name-checked Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United as he spoke about his future, saying he was unsure whether to move to an already successful team or join a side that needs ‘big changes’ to get back to the top.
Speaking ahead of Leipzig’s Champions League last-16 clash with Tottenham, the in-demand frontman said: “At this time in professional soccer there are two different variations.
“The first is to be part of a team like Liverpool or Manchester City. They have a good working team. The teams have also great coaches.
“But this is the question: do you want to go to that kind of team, because the situation is already that hard for each member and you want to be a part of it? That’s one point you have to look at.
“The other side are teams which need some big changes, because they just won a few big titles, but they are not able to compete on the highest level anymore. For me, Manchester United is one of these teams.”
However, Werner also opened the door to remain at Leipzig and help his current club become ‘something great’.
The Red Bull-backed outfit are only competing in their fourth ever season in the Bundesliga but have quickly established themselves as genuine challengers for the title.
They currently sit third in the table, just five points adrift of leaders Bayern Munich, while victory over Spurs on Tuesday night will see them through to the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in their history.
He added: “At this point of my career I’m asking myself: do I want to be part of a new team, to build up something new, or do I want to stay at my team and make something great?”