RB Leipzig will not enter the market to replace Timo Werner

With the news that Timo Werner is close to joining Tottenham on loan from RB Leipzig, Bild reports that the Bundesliga side will not invest in a replacement. 

Leipzig has several players returning from injury in January, which allows their squad to become more flexible. For example, the arrival of Eljif Elmas from Napoli and the return of Dani Olmo from injury means that Xavi Simons can replace Werner as one of Leipzig’s striking options. Whilst they also have Loïs Openda, Yussuf Poulsen and Benjamin Seško as alternatives.

Marco Rose is also interested in promoting some of the youth players from Leipzig with Nuha Jatta and Yannick Eduardo capable of playing in Werner’s position. On playing youth players, Rose said: “I am very satisfied with the development of our offspring. Probably we will give one or the other talent more training time and squad places with us in the second half of the season.”

Leipzig will only invest in the winter if one of their top players gets a long-term injury or they see an opportunity to sign a player they would normally try to sign in the summer. 

GGFN | Jack Meenan 

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