Next stop Arsenal? Leipzig open up and tell Emery German hitman Werner is leaving this summer
RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has confirmed that Arsenal transfer target Timo Werner will not be staying with the Bundesliga club beyond the summer transfer window,
Werner joined Leipzig from Stuttgart in 2016 and has since scored 60 goals in 108 appearances and his performances for the German side have alerted a number of Europe’s top clubs to his growing talents.
Arsenal have been linked with a potential move for the young German as Unai Emery is interested in signing another striker to keep both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on their toes, while also providing some much needed cover for the 37-goal pair.
The Germany striker is out of contract at the end of next season and despite the interest from RB to keep hold of the striker, he has decided that he wants to leave the club at the end of the season and test himself at the highest level.
Mintzlaff told Sky Germany: “We want to extend it with him, but he has signaled to us hat he would rather now extend.”
Arsenal will have a ton of money to play with during the summer transfer window, especially if Arsenal manage to get back into the Champions League places, so many fans will be hoping that Emery manages to acquire the type of players that will make an immediate impact on the side.
And despite the fact that Werner is not the big named signing that many fans would love to see arrive at the club, he is showing great potential and still has the time to develop into one of the best strikers in the game.
He would also offer Emery something different up top as Lacazette and Aubameyang are completely different to his style of play. But Arsenal will have a big fight on their hands if they truly want to secure a transfer deal, as Werner is attracting a lot of interest.
Arsenal and the Premier League would be a very tempting place for the young man to ply his trade, but if Arsenal do not offer him the big wages that he is reportedly seeking, well they will miss out on one of the most exciting young strikers in Europe right now.
Emery should and could try and get this deal done, as Werner would be worth whatever they invested in his services.