Leipzig chief reveals what they’d do with Timo Werner money

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RB Leipzig got almost £50m from the sale of Timo Werner to Chelsea, but the German side will not be in a hurry to use the money gotten from the sale.

Replacing the German international will indeed pose a real headache for Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann, as Werner was a key part of their success last season.

Werner’s 34 goals in 45 games in all competitions this season, ensured that Leipzig finished the Bundesliga season in third and reach the quarterfinal of the Champions League.

Meanwhile, RB Leipzig managing director Oliver Mintzlaff, has admitted that they won’t be spending the bulk of the money from the sale of Timo Werner to Chelsea, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the club’s finances.

Speaking to Kicker, Mintzlaff said Leipzig would “act a little more cautiously in the transfer market than we did in the past – we will spend far less than we got for Timo Werner.”

He went on: “The manager, sporting director and management will not change anything until the end of the year.

“Since it is clear that we are not going to start the new season in front of a sold-out stadium, I am assuming that the team will once again make its contribution.

“It is probably an illusion to think that we could still play in a sold-out stadium this year. That is why we are currently expecting to lose over €20 million (£18m/$23m).”

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