Timo Werner’s rise to stardom is also reminiscent of his nickname as “the German Jamie Vardy”, with pace, immense skill and eye for goal it is no wonder 5ft 11 Werner has been likened to the Premier League winner and Forward. Not to mention attracting a host of suitors from across Europe in the process!
Currently, the German international is tearing up the Bundesliga netting 11 goals and providing 4 assists so far this term. To put that into perspective Werner scores from 57% of his shots, 6% better than “World class forward” and Bayern Munich main man Robert Lewandowski. Not bad at all for a 22 year-old!
The former VFB Stuttgart man has been pivotal for RB Leipzig’s recent success since joining in 2016, last season the East German outfit despite only being promoted that season went on to finish 2nd behind Bayern Munich. No easy feat at all relegating Borussia Dortmund to 3rd and qualifying for the Champions League the following campaign.
This season, however, RB Leipzig have fallen short of last term’s terrific success currently sitting in 6th and crashing out of the Champions League. Yet it is still clear that young Werner is still one of the shining lights in the dark for “The bulls” and despite dips in their season Leipzig are set to face Marseille in the Europa League after bossing Serie A leaders Napoli over 2 legs.
His performances over the last 2 years have attracted awareness across Europe with Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Real Madrid all highly interested in the German international. But Werner’s £87.5 million valuation would put any club off signing the pacey forward!
With Naby Keita also jumping ship from RB Leipzig this summer to Klopp’s Liverpool Werner may want the higher powers in Leipzig to lower the high price tag, but if a club does splash the cash on the Diemanchcraft striker they would be getting a young prolific pacey poacher with a good head above his shoulders for a young man.
In an interview with the magazine, FourFourTwo Timo Werner revealed his English ambitions stating “I dream of playing in the Premier League,” not to mention the German native also showcased his considerable English skills and love for both Liverpool…and Manchester United.
But physically the fast forward is simply incredible, in the Bundesliga he clocked in an incredible 34.93 KPH Sprint speed. To put that into perspective the “fastest forward in world football” and former Dortmund star Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang clocked in a 36.9KPH sprint speed!
Timo with age will grow into his role as a speedster…and hopefully for German fans everywhere become another superstar. Werner also admitted that his hero growing up was Miroslav Klose admitting that training with him was a “dream come true.” If Werner can emulate even half of Klose’s success he will be a household name from Leipzig to London!
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