RB Leipzig striker has admitted he wouldn’t say no to a move to Manchester United if the Red Devils came calling. Werner has been linked with United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid, and revealed to Sport1 that he’d be open to joining any of them.
“If you take Germany, it would be a lie to say that you would not like to play for Bayern. It would be a lie to say in England you’d not like to play for Manchester United or Manchester City,” he said.
“Spain – Barca or Real. There are great clubs in every league. Italy or France would not be my leagues, but the other three. There are so many clubs you’d like to play for. I don’t want to tie myself down. I’ll see what happens.”
Werner, who joined RB Leipzig from Vfb Stuttgart in 2016, has been in good form this season, scoring 16 goals in all competitions. The 21-year-old netted 21 Bundesliga goals in 2016/17 which has led to so much interest in his signature.
Manchester United are reportedly keen on the German international, who has seven goals in 10 games for the national team, but they already have an overstocked attack with Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku.
If one or two players were to make way in the squad, there might be room for a new arrival. Werner won’t come cheap, with the Metro suggesting he’s worth in excess of £50m, but the stiff competition from other clubs might also prove a stumbling block.
Nevertheless, it’s good news for Jose Mourinho’s side that Werner would be open to a move to Old Trafford in the future.