Liverpool target Werner opens up on Man United ‘dream’

Date published: Sunday 22nd October 2017 2:23

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has revealed that he used to “dream” of playing for Manchester United as a youngster.

Werner scored 21 times in the Bundesliga last season and has been linked with a move to the Premier League with Liverpool reportedly keen.

He already has six goals this term, while he topped the scoring charts for Germany in the summer at the Confederations Cup.

When asked if a move to the Premier League would appeal to him, he said: “Yes, for sure.

“I would say the Italian or the French league is not my thing. I don’t see me there right now.

“I would feel good to play in one of the other great leagues, not only because of the football, but the cities as well.

“Of course, you want to win titles and trophies. I do not know if that will happen with RB Leipzig. We definitely work hard on that and I think, this season, the chances are good in the cup and the league.

“But that means a lot of hard work and if we can reach that with Leipzig it would be great. If it happens at some time with another club, that’s ok for me, too.”

Werner also revealed that it was his “dream” to play for Manchester United when he was younger.

“As a small boy, you always dream of the huge clubs,” he told Sky Sports. “In earlier days, it was Manchester United.

“Under Sir Alex Ferguson, they always had great players, they always won. As a small boy, you always prefer the teams which are winning.

“That’s something you can easily forget, especially when everything is going well. You see how you develop, that you play in the German national team – the number one, the world champion.

“Then you start to dream of perhaps playing somewhere else sometime.”

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