Werner commits himself to RB Leipzig
Timo Werner admits he has been thinking about his future, but stresses that he is fully focused on RB Leipzig for now.
RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner says he flirted with the thought of leaving for a bigger club, but ultimately decided to stay at 'Die Roten Bullen' for now.
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"At the end of last season, I briefly thought: What does the future hold? But I've completely shut off these thoughts. I have two more years left of my contract here. I'm fully focused on playing football, and I'm striving to have the greatest possible success with RB and hopefully return to the Champions League," Werner told Kicker.
The 22-year-old striker admits that the hiring of Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann, who is due to take over as coach in 2019, has had a large impact on his considerations.
"Julian Nagelsmann is one of the best coaches in Germany. To get such a coach is also a statement to the league. Many others wanted him too. For me, that has played an important role in my considerations," Werner said and added that "it would be appealing to work with him for a few more years."
Werner, whose contract runs out in 2020, has been linked with clubs such as Bayern München, Manchester United, Liverpool and AC Milan.