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Werner picks Man Utd over Liverpool as RB Leipzig star reveals Premier League dream

10:18 GMT 07/03/2018
Timo Werner
The 22-year-old attacker continues to impress in the Bundesliga but is already planning a switch to England in the near future

Timo Werner has admitted that he hopes to play in the Premier League in the near future, naming Liverpool and Manchester United as potential destinations.

The 22-year-old striker has been a regular scorer for RB Leipzig since making the switch from Stuttgart in 2016, ending last season with 21 goals from 31 Bundesliga appearances and following it up with 10 in 23 so far this term.

Such form is likely to see him attract interest from across Europe in the near future and, while Werner already has a few potential options picked out, his heart lies at Old Trafford.

“Playing in the Premier League is a dream for me," he told  FourFourTwo .  

"I would like to play for two or three clubs, and Manchester United are one of those clubs. But probably not in the next few years – later, when my English is a little bit better! I’m very comfortable at RB Leipzig, though.

“Manchester United and Liverpool were the teams I watched quite a lot in England. They were the two that I’m a little bit a fan of, because they have so much history. When Alex Ferguson was the coach, United won everything and were outstanding.

“In Liverpool it’s also their stadium and the atmosphere. But, when I have to decide, I’m more Manchester United than Liverpool.

“I'm now at a point where at some stage in the future I'd like to play in a team that wins titles.”

The forward has previously admitted that he would struggle to turn down Manchester City, too, while Real Madrid and Barcelona are his obvious choices in Spain .

Werner is contracted to RB Leipzig until the summer of 2020. After finishing second in the German top flight last season, Leipzig sit sixth in the table after 25 games, 24 points behind leaders Bayern Munich.