Get breaking news alerts from myKhel

Real Madrid to pull out from a move for Timo Werner

Timo Werner (left) plays for RB Leipzig

Bengaluru, December 2: Real Madrid are reportedly ready to pull the plug on a January move for German international striker Timo Werner due to concerns over his ears.

Spanish newspaper Marca claims the RB Leipzig striker is a target for Zinedine Zidane as the coach wants to give Karim Benzema some competition for a spot in the Playing XI. Zidane allegedly zeroed in on the in-form RB Leipzig striker as the perfect player to do so.

Werner has scored 11 goals in all competitions this season and also looks to have nailed a place for himself in Germany’s World Cup squad.

However, the report adds that Real may hold off making an offer after Werner fell ill during a Champions League match against Besiktas in September.

The striker was forced off with just 30 minutes on the clock after feeling dizzy due to the noise at the Turkish team’s stadium.

Werner was seen trying to block the sound with his fingers before being given ear plugs by a Leipzig coach.

It’s believed Werner also suffered circulation and breathing problems as a result, and has been wearing the ear plugs ever since.

Unfortunately for the youngster, that could end his chances of securing a move to the Santiago Bernabeu next month.

In fact, if the problems sustains, he might face difficulty to move to any club where the stadium is big and the crowd is lively.

However, Werner may not be too concerned about Real Madrid not wanting him as he admitted that playing for Manchester United is his dream.

"As a young boy, you always dream of the big club you’d like to play for," he said. “It used to be Manchester United under Alex Ferguson, who always won. A young boy is always a fan of those who win.

“You can’t just drop something like that. When it’s going well, you dream of playing somewhere else.”

For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

    Story first published: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 12:54 [IST]
    Other articles published on Dec 2, 2017
    India's LARGEST EVER political poll. Have you participated yet?
    + More
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more