RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann said Timo Werner is irreplaceable amid the striker’s reported transfer agreement with Chelsea.
The 24-year-old has been Leipzig’s primary goalscorer since his arrival from Stuttgart in 2016.
Including the 25 goals he has raked in Bundesliga so far, Werner has scored 75 league goals for them in just four seasons, and he could still add his tally with four games to play.
It is fair to say, Leipzig has depended on the Germany international’s ability to score.
Leipzig boss Nagelsmann even thinks they would need more than just one player to fill the void if Werner is to leave them.
Asked about how he would replace a player like Werner, Nagelsmann told Spox: “That’s not possible, you cannot clone a player.
“If Timo Werner would leave us, it would primarily be about replacing 34 scorer points.
“That would be the main task, which you could perhaps not solve with just one player.
“It’s important that we get the same output at the end of the day, that’s the complex part of the issue.”
According to a recent report from the Evening Standard, Werner’s Chelsea transfer should be completed by next week.
The report also added that the transfer has only been slowed by the logistics of completing medical amid the coronavirus restrictions.