Footy Extras

Man Utd target key German club man who scored 8 goals this season

Manchester United have joined Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the race to sign German striker Timo Werner, according to the latest reports.

The RB Leipzig forward player has refused to rule out a move abroad in the future, in spite of only just signing a new contract at the Bundesliga club.

The Germany international forward was long connected with a switch to Bayern Munich, but should Timo opt to leave Germany then the Reds were said to be at the front of the queue to land the 23-year-old.

However, according to the Daily Express, Ole Gunner Solskjaer, the under-pressure Red Devils boss, is believed to be eyeing up the striker to strengthen his own attacking ranks.

It is understood that Ole is keen on Werner as an alternative variant to Mario Mandzukic, who has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford from Juventus.

The Norwegian chief recently conceded that he wants to add to his team, having seen the club endured their worst start to a league term for 30 years.

“Of course, we’re looking at one or two new signings,” Ole told sports TV channel Sky Sports.

“We’re one or two players light, and we’ve said that, but if the right ones are available in January then we might do something.

“If not, these players will give everything. Of course I’m optimistic, and there are young players here who will be given loads of chances.”