Manchester United might be able to sign Timo Werner, however, they will have to wait for the summer transfer window to reopen. Transfer expert Ian McGarry is of the opinion that RB Leipzig may not allow their star striker Timo Werner to move in the January transfer window and might sign a deal with him that will keep him at the club till summer.
Chelsea used the same tactics to convince Eden Hazard to stay at the Stamford Bridge before the mercurial forward left for Real Madrid last summer.
According to a report published in Express Sport, both Chelsea and Manchester United are said to be interested in Timo Werner.
Werner will not want to lose his maiden chance to win the Bundesliga title and McGarry believes it is unlikely Leipzig will allow the Germany international to leave this month.
But he reckons it is possible United get their man at the end of the campaign.
[United have] scouted Timo Werner at RB Leipzig,” McGarry said on the Transfer Window Podcast.
“My information is that although Werner favours a move to the Premier League, Leipzig right now are top of the Bundesliga by two points, definitely have ambitions to win, which of course would be a historic win.
“Are they likely to sell their top striker in the January window when they’re in such a strong position in the Bundesliga in terms of challenging?
“I doubt it, despite the player’s interest in moving.
“But the kind of deal that clubs always, or very regularly, strike with players who want to leave is ‘Well give us six months and we will allow you to leave for a reasonable fee’.
“In Werner’s case, there’s a buyout clause anyway.
“This is exactly what Chelsea did this season with Eden Hazard moved to Real Madrid.
“They said ‘Give us one more season and we will be very easy to negotiate with as far as your move to Real Madrid is concerned if that’s your wish, we will honour it if you honour an agreement to stay’.
“So this is a regular way to play an agreement between player and club, so I suspect Werner is out of reach [in January].”
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to spend this month but only on the right profile of the player.