RB Leipzig have become one of the surprise teams in the Bundesliga this season.
The newly promoted club have emerged as the proper title challengers to giants Bayern Munich. It has been a huge surprise that they have been able to maintain a top three place even until March. The club have made only seven points behind table leaders Bayern Munich, while they have a six-point advantage over third placed Borussia Dortmund. One of the perks of being in such great form is the players getting noticed at a national team levels. It is the case withTimo Werner. He is the top scoring German in the Bundesliga charts with 14 goals to his name.
Sergei Gnabry of Bremen comes second with 10 goals, but Werner has truly caught the attention more thanGnabry.Timo Werner has scored 14 goals 20 appearances for RB Leipzig. Incredibly, Werner will not be turning 21 until the first week of March. He was signed from Stuttgart in the summer for around € 10 million.
It is proving to be one of the brilliant acquisitions by RB Leipzig, as Werner is now valued in excess of € 30 million. This valuation could increase even further if the player manages to make his international debut. Indications are that Werner may be included in the squad for the upcoming friendly against England.
“It’s an honour for me when the national coach says that about me. There is still a lot of work to do, but hearing something like that is of course an incentive. I am not counting on a first call-up, but I hope for one. Every footballer wishes to be called up for the national team,” saidWerner. Werner has incredibly scored three goals in his last three appearances for the club. His contract runs until the summer of 2020.