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Could Luca Waldschmidt come in to replace Timo Werner at RB Leipzig?

By Henrik Petersen

Freiburg's Luca Waldschmidt is apparently being lined up as a potential replacement for Timo Werner at RB Leipzig.

Luca Waldschmidt (left) with Dayot Upamecano (right).
Luca Waldschmidt (left) with Dayot Upamecano (right).Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

RB Leipzig are considering Freiburg star Luca Waldschmidt as a possible replacement for Timo Werner, according to Sport Bild.


Should Werner depart the club this summer, RB Leipzig would prefer to bring in Milot Rashica from Werder Bremen instead, but 'Die Roten Bullen' aren't willing to pay his €38 million release clause.

Therefore, the club have started looking for alternatives and have identified Waldschmidt as a possible option, as per Sport Bild.

The 23-year-old, who has also been linked with Chelsea, is understood to have €23 million release clause in his contract with Freiburg, which expires in 2022.


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