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Will Timo Werner have to stay at RB Leipzig due to the coronavirus pandemic?

By Rune Gjerulff

Timo Werner might have to stay at RB Leipzig for another season due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Timo Werner.
Timo Werner.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

For a while, Timo Werner looked increasingly likely to leave RB Leipzig in the summer. But with football thrown into disarray by the coronavirus pandemic, the 24-year-old might have to stay at the Bundesliga club for another season.

Prior to the corona crisis, clubs such as Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United were all said to be willing to trigger Werner's release clause of around €60 million.


However, according to Sport1, all talks over a potential summer move for Werner have currently been put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has hit football hard and created a lot of uncertainty.

"Everything is possible. We don't know how the transfer market will develop. We are looking into a very misty crystal ball. We don't know what our ressources are and which possibilities the other clubs have," said RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krösche when asked about Werner's future.

"England have the same problems as we do. It's not like things are all different over there, just because they have investors. Investors have financial constraints as well. This crisis doesn't just affect one industry, but has a global impact," he added.

According to Sport1, Werner's suitors will have to trigger his release clause before the end of April if they want to sign him in the summer.

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