Name: Timo Werner
Current Club: RB Leipzig
Previous Clubs: VfB Stuttgart
The Stats: Werner is playing an absolute blinder of a season so far, with 21 goals in just 25 games up to this point, he is second behind only Robert Lewandowski in terms of goals and total shots with 95. Mix that in with a 75% passing accuracy and it’s a recipe for a top season so far!
Why Is He One To Watch?: At just 24 years old and his best years still ahead of him, Werner is looking like the ready-made replace for the ageing Lewandowski as the dominant Bundesliga striker. RB Leipzig are a team known as a stepping stone, as they develop young players and turn them into world beaters. That means that Werner could certainly becoming to a league near you very soon. Finally, he has a very Zlatan-esque attitude when it comes to scoring (as you may see in the couple of pictures we have here); he knows he is a damn fine goalscorer, he shows you he knows it and he has the goal scoring stats to back it up too.
Rumoured Transfers: With such an astounding goal record this season so far, Werner is of course linked with many clubs. The biggest link that Werner has had made to him is Liverpool, as Werner has spoken many times about how he admires the coaching methods of one Jurgen Klopp. Of course, being a top class German striker, he will forever be linked with Bayern Munich and looks to be a perfect replacement, should Lewandowski ever stop scoring (which isn’t looking likely any time soon), but it has been said recently, that Werner prefers either staying at Leipzig until next summer, or the Liverpool switch(link in German).
The last club who look to be in for Werner are Barcelona, who have struggled to replace Neymar in their front three since he left for PSG, so the rumour mill is running overtime on this saga and there will be plenty more to come, that is for sure.
Upcoming Opponents: The games coming up for Leipzig, after their disappointing home draw with Freiburg on the weekend, are all definitely winnable, and Werner will most certainly be looking to get himself on the scoresheet again. First up comes Mainz away, followed by Hertha Berlin and FC Koeln, all of whom sit in the bottom half and should be definite targets for Werner to increase his tally this season.