Timo Werner is fast becoming the Bundesliga’s hottest prospect with Robert Lewandowski in his sights as the Man United and Liverpool target looks to catch Bayern hitman in scoring charts… and he could be available for just £27m
- Robert Lewandowski has rightly dominated the headlines in the Bundesliga
- RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is hot on the Bayern Munich forward’s heels
- Like the Pole, Werner has become a household name in Germany but he is just 23
- If Werner continues his irresistible form he too could be dominating headlines
Sixteen goals in 12 matches is an outstanding return but there is a man hot on his heels.
RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is on Lewandowski’s tail in both the race to be atop the German top-flight scoring charts and in following suit by becoming a striker at the peak of his powers.
RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner became youngest player to reach 200 Bundesliga appearances
Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski has rightly dominated the headlines in the Bundesliga
‘I’m not a world-class player yet,’ Werner told Sport Bild, as quoted by bulinews.com.
‘Even with players like Lewandowski, this is discussed in public to some extent, but he’s definitely world class to me. And I’m working on getting to this level at some point.’
Despite not being on the same level as Lewandowski by his own admission, the Germany forward is, in fact, just four goals behind the prolific Pole in the race to be top goalscorer this campaign.
Like Lewandowski, Werner has become a household name in Germany but it is important to remember that the Leipzig frontman is still only 23 – eight years younger than his Bayern counterpart.
Werner has already racked up 200 Bundesliga appearances and was the youngest player to do so at 23 years, eight months and 18 days old last weekend.
The forward, whose career has been on an upward trajectory since gracing the Bundesliga, has been used to smashing records since breaking onto the scene at Stuttgart.
Like Lewandowski, Werner has become a household name in Germany but he is still only 23
He was the club’s youngest player and when he bagged a goal consequently their youngest ever scorer.
In his 200 German top-flight matches he has notched 75 goals and has reached double figures in all four seasons at Leipzig following his move from Stuttgart in 2016.
His impressive form for the title challengers has created interest from European giants.
Following his emphatic start to the season with 12 goals and four assists in 12 league games, Manchester United and Liverpool have expressed an interest in the Germany international.
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