Any fantasy football manager worth their salt knows that prolific strikers are essential.
If you want to dominate Dream Team World Cup and crush your mates/colleagues/relatives/pets in your mini-league then you’re going to need Golden Boot contenders leading the line.
Our stats tell us that hundreds of thousands of you have gone big on the likes of Lionel Messi (£8.0m), Cristiano Ronaldo (£7.5m) and Neymar (£7.5m).
Antoine Griezmann (£6.5m), Harry Kane (£6.0m), Luis Suarez (£6.0m) and Robert Lewandowski (£5.5m) are also popular picks — rightfully so.
However, one premier goal-grabber has gone under the radar.
As of right now, Timo Werner appears in just 8.3% of teams.
The other 91.7% of would be wise to at least consider bringing in the German forward when possible.
Why? Because he’ll cost you just £3.0m of your budget!
Given his point-scoring potential, we reckon Werner could well be the best value-for-money player in the game.
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If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that Germany are World Cup heavyweights.
Die Mannschaft have featured in eight World Cup finals. EIGHT.
The last time they failed to reach at least the quarter-final stage was 1978.
Werner is set to start up front for the defending champions and with the likes of Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Marco Reus and Toni Kroos feeding him, he could echo the achievements of all-time World Cup top scorer Miroslav Klose.
The 22-year-old has scored 21 goals in all competitions for RB Leipzig in each of the two most recent seasons.
His Bundesliga record stands at 34 goals from 63 games — a tally that has alerted the likes of Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Man United.
He’s scored eight goals in 14 caps for Germany so far, having previously bagged shed-loads for the various youth teams.
Honestly, we’re astounded more of you haven’t picked him for your teams.
Perhaps some of you are concerned about his place in Joachim Low’s pecking order?
Allow us to put your mind at ease.
Discouting Muller and his ‘space investigating’ ways, Germany only have two traditional strikers in their squad — Werner and Mario Gomez.
32-year-old Gomez is the veteran of 75 international caps and his inexperience will be valuable, but he’s very much second-choice.
If you believe squad numbers are a good indication of a manager’s plans, then you should know that Werner has been given No9 while Gomez will wear No23.
Starting centre-forward for the defending champions at £3.0m? Yes please!