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RB Leipzig signing Timo Werner hints turning down Man Utd

RB Leipzig signing Timo Werner admits he had several offers after choosing to leave Chelsea.

It's emerged Werner resisted an approach from Manchester United ahead of returning to RBL.

He revealed: "I would be lying if I said I couldn't have thought about other clubs. After careful consideration, however, it quickly became clear that the step back to Leipzig would be a very good one.

"Next to the club, the coach is the most important part for the player. I had very good discussions with Domenico Tedesco. We are both Swabians, so you can communicate well. (laughs) Both sides were very fond of each other afterwards.

"Of course, I also had the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in mind. I would like to prepare myself optimally for that - and the best way to do that is over the course of the game. I didn't get that in my second year at Chelsea.

"So I wanted to switch to a familiar environment without a long adjustment period, where I would have the opportunity to play. Where I know what football is being played and the club also knows how I play.

"Another aspect was the city itself: everyone knows that I felt very comfortable here. London was a huge city and I will miss London a lot. But it's still nice to be able to visit the typical German bakery again and buy typical German groceries.

"The way home is now much shorter again. I think I've only been able to visit my family once in the past two years.

"I'm just looking forward to Germany again and to being able to experience the Bundesliga. A very, very big league, not far behind the Premier League.

"And I'm also looking forward to our fans. I've always had a very good relationship with them. The people of Leipzig also supported me in the hard times. I'm really excited to be able to play in front of people again."



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