There Are Definite Shades Of Wayne Rooney In Germany’s Timo Werner
21-year-old RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner has gone from strength to strength over the past year after arriving at Germany’s most controversial club from VfB Stuttgart as a highly-rated but yet unproven talent for €10 million.
According to Transfermarkt.com, his approximate value is certainly now in excess of €25m.
21 goals in 31 Bundesliga matches for Werner fired the newly promoted RB Leipzig to a runners-up finish in Germany’s top flight. Werner, who’d been a mainstay at all German youth international levels, received his senior call-up in March and is now featuring for his nation at the Confederations Cup.
Against Cameroon on Sunday, he scored his first goals for Germany by netting a brace. He’s rapid, a strong finisher, capable of creating for others, a fine dribbler, tenacious and he courts his share of controversy.
Essentially, he’s Germany’s version of a 21-year-old Wayne Rooney. Rooney’s transfer to Manchester United from Everton angered a lot of people, just like Werner’s transfer to Red Bull Leipzig.
Regardless, Rooney’s remarkable appetite for goals has seen him become the all-time top scorer for both Manchester United and England. The similarities in their play are evident, and Werner is showing that selfsame hunger.