Barcelona are reportedly monitoring RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner ahead of a potential January move.
Werner has already said he plans to move on at some point, with his current Leipzig deal set to expire in 2020, per Bild (h/t Goal).
"Of course I want to play at a big club. But we have not yet come to terms with the development in Leipzig. Perhaps RB will be a big club too—I'm quite sure.
"In Spain, there are a maximum of three clubs with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. In England, there are a bit more: Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City. Bayern Munich is also a big club, but for me it is not a topic that I am concerned with."
The forward played a key role for RB Leipzig last season as they capped a fine campaign by finishing as runners-up to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
Werner then helped Germany to victory in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the contribution he made to club and country is highlighted by Squawka:
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Timo Werner for club and country in 2016/17: 38 games 🏃 24 goals ⚽️ 7 assists 🅰️ A superb talent. ⭐️ https://t.co/4scD5EAPZ02017-7-2 21:42:34
The 22-year-old appears to have started this season where he left off last, with five goals in six Bundesliga appearances, per WhoScored.com.
However, it is a different story in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League, with Werner yet to score in his two appearances.
The striker was also forced off after just 32 minutes in the defeat against Besiktas due to the loud crowd noise at the Vodafone Arena.
According to The Telegraph, Werner "tried to wear ear plugs" before eventually being taken off due to "hearing issues."
The 21-year-old's performances last season show he has huge potential, and should he match his goalscoring exploits this year, he will surely attract plenty more interest.
Barcelona may be considering Werner as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who will turn 31 in January and is potentially approaching the end of his Camp Nou career.
Werner, meanwhile, may well have his pick of the top clubs if he can maintain the form he has shown at Leipzig, and especially if he were to impress for Germany at the FIFA 2018 World Cup.