RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner is currently one of Germany’s hottest young strikers having found the net 14 times in 25 appearances for the Bundesliga side this season, adding to his 21 goals last season.
Werner, 21, also has 7 goals in 10 caps for Germany and is attracting interest from across Europe, with the player yet to extend his deal at the Red Bull Arena which runs until 2020.
And speaking to Sport 1, Werner said it would be a “lie” to say he wouldn’t think about a move to one of Europe’s top sides – naming both Manchester City and Manchester United as clubs he’d be keen on a move to.
“If you take Germany, it would be a lie to say that you would not like to play for Bayern,” the former VfB Stuttgart striker said.
“It would be a lie to say in England you’d not like to play for Manchester United or Manchester City.
“In Spain, Barça or Real Madrid. There are great clubs in every league. Italy or France would not be my leagues, but the other three would be.
“There are so many clubs you’d like to play for. I don’t want to tie myself down. I’ll see what happens.”
Having missed out on Alexis Sanchez and Riyad Mahrez in January, City are likely to pursue a forward in the summer, but Guardiola’s preferred profile has been one who can play on the flanks. According to several reports in recent days, City have made a £22.2million bid for pacy young Sporting striker, Rafael Leao, a centre-forward who can also play on the left.
For someone like Werner to arrive, it would probably mean the departure of Sergio Aguero, who is constantly subject to speculation but has been in unstoppable form in 2018 and might be around for a while yet.
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