​RB Leipzig talisman Timo Werner has said that Bayern's Robert Lewandowski is playing at the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo this season, while also playing down a potential move to the Bavarian club.

Lewandowski has enjoyed a career-year up to this point, bagging 16 goals in the Bundesliga this season and leading everybody in Europe with 23 goals in all competitions. Impressively, the Poland international has scored in every top-flight and Champions League clash thus far.

Robert Lewandowski

Werner, who's also enjoying another fine season at Leipzig with his impressive 11-goal tally in as many games, has admitted he'll struggle to catch Bayern's number nine in the Bundesliga scoring charts.

"It's hard [to be top-scorer]. When you score two goals against Hertha Berlin and then watch the evening game, having scored four or three goals less than Robert Lewandowski this season, and he scores twice against Borussia Dortmund. Against whom is he not going to score? That's very hard," he said, as quoted by ​AS.

"How he is playing at the moment, maybe only one or two players on the planet are on this level. That's the category of Messi and Ronaldo."


Despite Lewandowski's remarkable form, there has been talk of Werner, who's been nothing short of prolific since joining Die Roten Bullen, switching to the Allianz Arena as a future replacement for the 31-year-old Poland international.

Speaking alongside Bayern's Joshua Kimmich, who he played with at both Stuttgart and Leipzig, about the speculation, Werner added: "We don't really talk about it at all. It was also a coincidence that I came to Leipzig when he [Kimmich] was there. I don't copy everything that Joshua Kimmich does.

"If he goes to Real Madrid, that doesn't mean I will automatically follow him. Leipzig was the perfect step for me as well as for him. He took the step to Bayern Munich relatively early, which was also a good step. Now I'm still a player at Leipzig. That was the right step for me. I don't know what the future will bring. But I won't imitate Joshua and go wherever he is."

Despite playing down a potential move, there's no doubt that Werner, who has 76 goals in 131 games for Leipzig, will be high on Bayern's list when they do go after a replacement for Lewandowski.