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Timo Werner: 'Great players must leave RB Leipzig to become world class'

Werner hints at RB Leipzig departure
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RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner claims that great players cannot become truly world class at the Bundesliga club and must leave to fulfil their potential.

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has suggested that players cannot become world class at the Bundesliga club and must leave to fulfil their potential.

The 22-year-old netted 13 times in the Bundesliga last term, helping the Red Bulls to a second consecutive season of European football.

As a result, Werner has made the provisional Germany World Cup squad and has been linked with the likes of Manchester United.

"To become a world-class player, I'll probably have to play in an even better team at club level," Werner told Goal.com. "I still have four or five years to learn, and then to become world class.

"I want to be honest, Naby Keita has not become world class with us either, he may now be with Liverpool. To become world class, you have to play big games, such as the final or semi-final of the Champions League."

Werner joined Leipzig from Stuttgart in 2016 and has scored 44 goals in 72 appearances.

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Timo Werner in action for Germany against England on November 10, 2017
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund86202781920
2Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach85211991017
3Werder Bremen8521158717
4Bayern Munich8512159616
5RB Leipzig8431169715
6Hertha Berlin8431138515
7Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt84131912713
8Hoffenheim83141413110
9Augsburg8233141319
10Wolfsburg82331114-39
11Freiburg82331014-49
12Mainz 05823348-49
13Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen8224915-68
14Nuremberg8224819-118
15Hannover81341016-66
16Schalke 04Schalke8206511-66
17Stuttgart8125617-115
18Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf8125618-125

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