Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, CEO of Bayern Munich, revealed his disappointment when he saw Timo Werner seem to publicly rule out a transfer to the Bundesliga giants.
“Bayern is a wonderful team, we don’t need to think about it and Hansi Flick showed he’s a pretty successful head coach this season.” Werner told. “But if a transfer were to become an issue at any stage, a move abroad would attract me more than a switch to Bayern. It’s just that another league’s competition would appeal to me a bit more than a step inside the Bundesliga.”
He added, “Of course, it is always crucial that there is as much shared interest as possible. That’s why I chose RB Leipzig at the time, and why I would select the club as one where I can get the feeling for [the] next move.”
The RB Leipzig player was closely tied to a move to Anfield, however Bayern was also listed as a possible destination. This talk was much anticipated as Werner was the second-highest goal scorer in the Bundesliga.
Clearly, Bayern is not a club that has been too publicly rejected, and Rummenigge acknowledges being taken aback. This may have to do with the fact that Leipzig has yet to transfer any of its best talent to Bayern.
“Nothing really scares me anymore, but in reaction to rumours in media I have never seen a player making such a comment,” he told Bild.
Nevertheless, even without Werner’s possible presence the Bavarian giants remain well stocked in attack. Robert Lewandowski is heading the Bundesliga scoring charts with 25 goals – four more than Werner – while the team is also trying to get in Manchester City’s Leroy Sane.