RB Leipzig chief admits they would have to sell Premier League targets to solve economic issues

Kobby Lavish
By Kobby Lavish
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Oliver Mintzlaff, the managing director of RB Leipzig suggested both Timo Werner and Dayot Upamecano could be up for sale in the upcoming transfer window amid interest from the Premier League.

Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have placed both players on their radar as they look to bolster their squad ahead of the upcoming season, with Liverpool keen on Werner as a possible addition to Roberto Firmino in attack.

The duo have been impressive for Leipzing both in league matches and in the Champions League campaign attracting attention from clubs from the English top-flight.

“In the Covid-19 crisis, we have other issues greater than concerns about contracts,” Mintzlaff told Sport1 in an interview.

“We know the terms of our players’ contracts and I know them very well – especially that of our top performers.”

“For us, it is a no go that the top performers will be allowed to leave our club free of charge.”

“That’s the case with Timo Werner and that will be the case with Dayot Upamecano. I have the economic stability of the club in mind.”

“We have to sell before we buy anything. But I see the need to sell only to a limited extent. We have a good squad.”

The words of the German club’s director could pave a way for a transfer battle between the Premier League clubs who will be looking to sign the pair.

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