“He is currently being scouted very intensively. As we hear from Spain, it is only a matter of time before Real Madrid contact Werner and also makes an offer,” said Sky reporter Marc Behrenbeck.
The 23-year-old German international is enjoying a stellar year for Bundesliga table-leaders RB Leipzig, scoring 23 goals and notching 10 assists in 25 appearances.
Zinedine Zidane has made Werner a priority signing given the shortcomings of both Luka Jovic and Mariano Diaz. Werner’s release clause is worth around €50m.
Werner, a young and proven scorer
Real Madrid are just the latest club to show a strong interest in Werner.
The young striker was linked with Liverpool last year but rejected the approach due to in-form players Salah, Mane, and Firmino, telling the club “There is no space for me to play.”
Werner demands first-team action, and rightfully so. He’s scored 18 goals and provided 6 assists and 17 Bundesliga matches this season.
There is no guarantee that he’d start consistently for Real Madrid next season either. However, a versatile frontman, Werner can play on the wing and could be a long-term replacement for Karim Benzema who's contract expires in 2021.
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