According to a report from ESPN, Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in any progress surrounding RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner’s future.
23-year-old forward has been in sensational form in the Bundesliga this campaign, scoring 20 goals in 19 matches. He has also netted three goals in six Champions League games. ESPN reports that the Germany international’s goalscoring record at RB Leipzig has caught the attention of Manchester United but the Bundesliga side have no intention of selling him in the winter transfer window as they pursue the league title.
Man Utd completed their first signing of the January transfer window in the form of attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes. With injuries to Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba leaving Manchester United light in midfield, Bruno Fernandes’ timely addition is a boost to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed on Wednesday night that he wanted to sign a forward, having seen both Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial struggle in their 1-0 Carabao Cup win over Manchester City.
Manchester United allowed Romelu Lukaku to join Inter Milan before the start of the campaign but failed to replace him. That left Solskjaer with Marcus Rashford, Martial and Greenwood as the only options upfront.
But a back injury to Marcus Rashford which could rule him out for more than two months has only further highlighted why the striker department is in desperate need of strengthening, as they do not have another reliable forward to score goals regularly.
That being said, Manchester United must go for Timo Werner in the summer transfer window. The 23-year-old forward has been scoring goals regularly in the last two campaigns in the Bundesliga, making him one of Europe’s most clinical forwards today. Timo Werner scored 16 goals and supplied nine assists in 30 Bundesliga matches last season, bettering his 2017/18 campaign’s numbers of 13 goals and eight assists.