RB Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff officially tells Manchester United price to pay for striker Timo Werner
RB Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff has warned the likes of Manchester United that Timo Werner’s £52m price tag is non-negotiable.
Regarded as one of the finest young strikers in the game right now, Werner has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League over the past 12 months or so, with all the top clubs interested in a possible deal.
Liverpool lead a host of European clubs that have expressed an interest in the striker, as the little German has come out and admitted his admiration for the way that the Reds play the game under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp.
But there is a feeling that Liverpool are interested in a potential transfer deal, but do not want to pay anything more than £30 million for the German, meaning that the likes of United have a clear run at trying to sign Werner.
But Manchester United have been told that he will not come cheap, as RB have opened up and announced that his current asking price will not be negotiated, especially after seeing him net 24 goals in the Bundesliga this season
Mintzlaff told Sport Bild: “It won’t get any cheaper. We will not sell a player below value if he is under contract for more than a year.
“In general, we always have to ask the following question – can we replace a player if we sell him for less than his market value?
“But, I only think about those things once I have the facts on the table.”
Look, Werner is a brilliant young striker that has a big future in the game and it has been a shock to see that no-one has made their moves to try and sign him, but if Manchester United miss out on this young man, they would be making a huge mistake, he would add some serious goals to that attack.
And what is £52 million in todays football market? big players have gone for alot more over the past few transfer windows.