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RB Leipzig boss: It will be difficult to keep Werner if Bayern are serious

By Rune Gjerulff

RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick has admitted it could be difficult to convince Timo Werner to stay if Bayern München are serious about their interest in the striker.

Timo Werner.
Timo Werner.Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0

RB Leipzig sporting director and head coach Ralf Rangnick is still hopeful that Timo Werner will extend his current deal which runs out in 2020.


But with Bayern München reported to be interested in the German international, Rangnick knows that it could be hard to convince Werner to stay.

"I see him in perfect hands with us for the next to or three years," Rangnick told Sky and added:

"If Bayern are serious, then it will be difficult. But it also depends on his priorities."

The 60-year-old also made it clear once again that Werner will definitely leave in the summer unless he signs a new deal first.

"He has one year left of his contract with us, and we have made a clear agreement that he will not start the new season with us unless he signs an extension," Rangnick said.

Werner, who has also been linked with Liverpool among others, has made 22 apperances for RB Leipzig this season, scoring 13 goals.


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