It would be "unimaginable" for RB Leipzig to sell Timo Werner given then club's long-term ambitions in the Bundesliga, according to the club's managing director
The German international has been attracting a lot of interest from across Europe over the last two seasons. However, Mintzlaff insists that Werner is vital to RB Leipzig's lofty ambitions.
Timo Werner's 2017 goals, by body part:— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) December 31, 2017
Right foot • 20
Left foot • 5
Header • 6
When he gets into goal scoring situations, you expect the net to ripple. He never gets too high or too low, a mentality which many great goalscorers have. Many different types of finishes too. pic.twitter.com/WoqGUBlo9M
"Of course, we cannot shy away from the market and if someone plays a good World Cup, then we're obviously happy for them, but a contract is a contract.
"We are not - and will not be - a selling club and in the medium term we aim to establish ourselves among the top clubs in Germany."
However, the Confederations Cup winner was unable to show his goalscoring ability at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, scoring just 14 goals in 103 games.