RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner was speaking to FourFourTwo recently. The 22-year-old has scored 10 goals this season in the Bundesliga is also in a good position to be part of the German squad heading to Russia.
The striker was asked whether he would like to ply his trade in England's top tier and Werner admitted there were a couple of clubs he would like to play for, United and Liverpool among them:
Yes, playing in the Premier League is a dream for me. I would like to play for two or three clubs, and Manchester United are one of those clubs. But probably not in the next few years – later, when my English is a little bit better! I’m very comfortable at RB Leipzig, though.
Manchester United and Liverpool were the teams I watched quite a lot in England. They were the two that I’m a little bit a fan of, because they have so much history. When Alex Ferguson was the coach, United won everything and were outstanding.
Werner was pressed on which team he would pick the German plumped for the Red Devils:
In Liverpool it’s also their stadium and the atmosphere. But, when I have to decide, I’m more Manchester United than Liverpool. I'm now at a point where at some stage in the future I'd like to play in a team that wins titles.
You would imagine that both clubs will be in for a striker in the Summer and Werner would be an astute acquisition for either club. Liverpool rely heavily on Roberto Firmino and while the Brazilian has managed to remain fit and in good form, the Merseyside club will have to have better options than Dominic Solanke and Danny Ings going forward.
Manchester United are less pressed for a striker, but with the imminent exit of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the spotty form of Anthony Martial, they could be tempted to make a move for the young German.
Werner is contracted to Leipzig until 2020, but with the German club currentlu lying in 6th position, 24 points behind leaders Bayern Munich, the German prospect could probably be tempted to English shores earlier than planned.