According to Sport Bild, if Timo Werner wishes to leave RB Leipzig in the winter to refind his form ahead of Euro 2024, they will not stand in his way.
It is reported that the possibility of a departure was considered in the summer but the main question surrounding a departure for Werner is his price. Leipzig paid €20m for the 27-year-old when he rejoined in 2022 and with a contract still valid until 2026 it will be very hard to find a buyer who will pay a similar fee for Werner.
An alternative is a loan move, Leipzig would save around €10m in salary from the 27-year-old while he would also have the opportunity to regain his place back in the Germany squad ahead of the Euros next summer. However, once again is there a team who would take on a player who has only scored once this season?
After a brief honeymoon period last season, it is clear that Werner is lacking in confidence which had already taken a big hit during his time at Chelsea and despite returning to Leipzig he is still a long way off the player he was before moving to the Premier League.
At the moment, Werner has not expressed a desire to leave Leipzig but with time counting down until the Euros, it is possible that things could change.
GGFN | Jack Meenan