TIMO WERNER is reportedly being considered as an option for Real Madrid in the January transfer window.
The Brazilian winger has injured his hamstring and is expected to be out until late January.
It’s said that the Spanish giants are looking for loan or permanent options to offer some reinforcement up top.
RB Leipzig are reportedly keen to let the former Chelsea striker go in January, barely a year after they re-signed him from the Blues for £25m.
And according German outlet Spox, Leipzig sporting director Rouven Schroder is ready to listen to offers for Werner this winter.
Schroder offered support to his player, but made it clear they would facilitate a move should Werner want to leave.
He said: “We look carefully at our squad, and we want players who have that something a bit different in their heads. Those are the types of players who we will pick.
“Timo is going through a difficult spell, and we are supporting him. Life isn’t always sunshine.
“If he has the notion that he would like to do something else, then we will deal with it.
“He is a part of our team, and he has to face up to competition for places.”
Werner is currently the FOURTH choice striker for Leipzig behind Lois Openda, Benjamin Sesko and Yussuf Poulsen.
Although the German club seem open to letting him go, Real Madrid may still face stiff competition.
Reports have suggested that Premier League clubs could be interested in giving Werner a second shot in England’s top flight.
While Juventus were also interested in taking the German international to Italy before he made his return to Leipzig, according to the ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano.
Werner has featured 13 times for Leipzig this term managing just two goals in his time on the pitch.Werner has struggled for Leipzig since re-joining the club[/caption]