Despite increased speculation that Timo Werner will be joining Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig head coach Ralf Rangnick has stated there could be a possibility the Germany international remains at the club a further season.
“I can’t rule out that Timo will stay until 2020. It’s not our dream scenario, but I can’t exclude that it will happen. We’ll see in the summer whether Timo will leave – or whether he will get to play for us in the Champions League under Julian Nagelsmann,” Rangnick told Bild.
The report suggests that RB Leipzig won’t need to sell Werner with Champions League football confirmed for next season, thus receiving increased revenue and while discussed internally, the 23-year-old would be tempted to play football under Julian Nagelsmann for one season.
Although a departure this summer may not come to fruition, it’s still unlikely that Werner will extend his contract, thus meaning he can leave on a free transfer in 2020.
Further to this, Sky Germany report that Bayern have agreed a deal with Werner and that negotiations between the two clubs will take place after the DFB Pokal final.