LEIPZIG, NETRALNEWS.COM – RB Leipzig chairman Oliver Mintzlaff confirmed his young star player Timo Werner had no release clause or buy-out in his contract at Red Bull Arena.
Therefore, addressing the rumor that mentions Spanish giant Real Madrid is interested to take him to Santiago Bernabeu, Leipzig will present a new contract to the 21-year-old striker.
Werner was signed by Leipzig from VfB Stuttgart II for a record fee of €10 million in June 2016. At that time, Werner signed a four-year contract until June 2020.
Unexpectedly, Werner's performance was brillioant and sensational in the Bundesliga last season, scoring 21 goals from 31 matches. Now, Werner has recorded 25 goals from 36 competitive party.
"His contract until 2020. He is the backbone of the team," Mintzlaff said in an interview with Sky90 ahead of Leipzig's Champions League debut at AS Monaco on Wednesday (13/92/017) tomorrow.
"Now, we are in the Champions League. That way, we can offer him an offer and a chance to grow here (Leipzig). We will address the situation calmly, "added Mintzlaff.
Mintzlaff acknowledged that one key to Leipzig's success convinced Werner to sign a new contract was to remain consistent in winning Champions League tickets.