Blaise Bourgeois

Timo Werner may not join Bayern this summer after all

Red Bull Leipzig striker Timo Werner was widely expected to join Bayern Munich this summer with his contract set to expire next summer and Sky Germany went so far as to report that the two sides would negotiate after the DFB Pokal final.

Leipzig, however, qualified for next year’s Champions League, manager Ralf Rangnick revealed that the 23-year-old could end up staying at the club.

“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,” Rangnick told Bild.

“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.”

Werner has been an unbelievable presence for Leipzig this season, scoring 19 goals in addition to his 11 assists in 35 matches this season.

Whether or not Werner decides to stay at the club, it remains extremely unlikely that the 24-time German international would extend his current deal.