RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has admitted he will not stand in Timo Werner’s way if a big club came calling next summer.
The German forward has been Leipzig’s talisman since joining them from Stuttgart three-and-a-half years ago.
He has netted an impressive 76 goals in his 130 appearances with the club and unsurprisingly a host of top European clubs are now interested in him.
Both Liverpool and Manchester United are said to be admirers of the 23-year-old, with the latter reportedly weighing up a bid to bring him to Old Trafford in the summer.
Nagelsmann has said he does not believe Werner should leave the club, but he has insisted he would tell him if he thought the club was staggering his development as a player.
“I’ve already advised many players to take off their wedding ring with their current club to move somewhere else,” he told Sport Bild.
“I’d do the same with Timo Werner if he were developing faster than the team at RB Leipzig.”
It is believed the Bundesliga club have no intention of cashing in on their marksman, who reportedly has a buy-out clause of just £27m.
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Earlier this month, Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche said: “Timo just extended his contract with us recently, and we’re not thinking about letting him go at all.”
Werner signed a new four-year deal at the Red Bull stadium in the summer, effectively ending reports linking him with a move to Bayern Munich.
The striker has been on blistering from this campaign, scoring a staggering 15 goals in 16 appearances so far.
He is set to feature for Germany in their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Belarus and Northern Ireland.