RB Leipzig have joked about the rife speculation surrounding Timo Werner’s future by cheekily suggesting their hitman is heading to a team other than Liverpool.
The prolific German has risen to new heights in the current campaign, operating at a goal per game in the Bundesliga with 20 goals from 20 starts.
His soaring form has propelled Leipzig into a hotly-contested race to be crowned German domestic champions, something that has not gone unnoticed by the Premier League’s heavyweights.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been tipped as the most likely of suitors, with a €60m transfer recently touted.
A shock exit for incumbent centre-forward Roberto Firmino has hit the headlines, with the 23-year-old Werner seemingly the perfect replacement.
All this has been taken with a pinch of salt if RB Leipzig’s official twitter account is anything to go by, however, with their latest post poking fun at the Liverpool links.
Replying to a tweet commenting on the Reds’ interest in their star man, the club’s twitter account cheekily replied ‘We heared. [sic] he is headed towards #Tottenham though …’
We heared, he is headed towards #Tottenham though …
— RB Leipzig (@DieRotenBullen) February 12, 2020
Spurs have also been linked with a move for Germany’s undisputed first-choice number nine, with Jose Mourinho recently spotted in the crowd as Leipzig took on Bayern Munich in a crunch Bundesliga clash.
The Portuguese has made a habit of frustrating Liverpool on numerous occasions in the past, and would no doubt relish depriving the Reds of one of their major targets in the summer window.
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