Reported Liverpool target Timo Werner has caused quite a stir within the Bayern Munich boardroom, with CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hitting back after the RB Leipzig striker appeared to rule out a move to Bavaria.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been heavily linked with the Germany international, who has been in superb form this season, netting 27 goals and registering 12 assists in just 36 appearances in all competitions (Transfermarkt).
Since joining Leipzig from Stuttgart in the summer of 2016, Werner has claimed an impressive 88 goals and 39 assists in 150 competitive appearances, as well as winning 29 Germany caps with 11 goals scored in the process (Transfermarkt).
As is par for the course in Germany, the country’s top talents will usually be linked to Bayern, and this has been the case with Werner, but he went on to claim that a move abroad would appeal to him more than a move to Bavaria.
“Bayern are a great club, we don’t need to talk about it, and Hansi Flick has proven this season he is a really good head coach,” Werner told Bild. “But if a move were to become an issue at some point, I would be more tempted by a move abroad than a move to Bayern.”
In response, Rummenigge told the same outlet: “Really, nothing amazes me anymore, but I have never seen a player make a statement like this in response to rumours in public.”
Werner has made no secret of his admiration for Liverpool and Klopp, so it’s little surprise that he remains heavily linked with a move to Anfield.
The £53,000-a-week ace‘s track record speaks for itself, and he would certainly be an asset for the Reds, making their world-class attacking ranks even more fearsome.
And now, Werner’s rebuttal of a move to Bayern and desire to play in a different league to the Bundesliga will be further music to the Liverpool fans’ ears.