RB Leipzig won’t stand in Timo Werner’s way if Manchester United or Liverpool come calling, admits Julian Nagelsmann

Timo Werner is expected to leave RB Leipzig in the next 12 months (Picture: Getty)

Red Bull Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann insists the club would encourage Timo Werner to leave if they felt a transfer would benefit his career.

The Germany striker has been heavily linked with an exit from the Bundesliga club with both Manchester United and Liverpool keen on his services.

Bayern Munich are also credited with an interest but the form of Robert Lewandowski this term means Werner is likely to seek an exit outside of Germany.

Werner joined the club at the age of 20 but has struck an impressive 76 times in 130 games in the three years since, attracting interest from Premier League giants along the way.

Werner is open to leaving Leipzig in January (Picture: Getty)

And Nagelsmann says the club will not block his exit should the right club come along in January.

‘I’ve already advised many players to take off their wedding ring with their current club to move somewhere else,’ said Nagelsmann.

‘I’d do the same with Timo Werner if he were developing faster than the team at RB Leipzig.’

Manchester United are confident of making at least one signing in January and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on signing a forward.

Werner is already an established Germany international and is admired by Jurgen Klopp.

However, he’d likely have to play back-up to Roberto Firmino at Anfield, while his chances of first team football at Old Trafford are substantially higher.

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