RB Leipzig sporting director, Ralf Rangnick has now confirmed that the club will only be signing of talented players within the age of 25, and also revealed that it will be a very difficult job to find a forward as talented as Timo Werner.
The German forward joined the Red Bull club during the summer transfer window of 2016 from Vfb Stuttgart, a fee said to be about €10 million was reported to have been paid for the German prospect.
So far gone in the Red Bull Shirt, Werner has bagged himself 32 Bundesliga goals for the German club, which saw him moved up to the ranks in the Germany national team as he has been selected with the team going off to Russia for the FIFA 2018 World Cup.
Speaking to Sport Bild, Rangnick said: “We’re definitely not going to change tack because that’s got us to where we are today”
“We’re looking for young, hungry and extremely talented players who, ideally, will be signing their first or second professional contract when they come to us.
“That said, our accelerated sporting development has raised the benchmark for new players. We’re now only looking at players with Champions League potential, but we’ll stick to our guns and we won’t break the bank.”
Being true to their words, the German club has only signed young talents in Europe this season, with Bruma aged 23, Jean-Kevin Augustin aged 20, Dayot Upamecano aged 19 and Ibrahima Konate 18 years of age added to the Leipzig team have a combined appearances of 119 for the club this season.