Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed during a Q&A session on Sky Sports’ website that Timo Werner will leave RB Leipzig this summer, but claims Liverpool are not alone in their pursuit of the German striker which will sorry supporters.
Liverpool have been linked for quite some time with 24-year-old Werner, with the Germany international having netted a whopping 27 goals in 36 league and cup appearances – as well as laying on 12 assists for Julian Nagelsmann’s side.
Sky Sports have claimed this month that Werner is ready to join Liverpool if the Reds meet his £52million release clause, which is active until June 15. The global health crisis may prevent Liverpool from activating said clause in time, though.
Sky Italy journalist Di Marzio, who is one of the most-trusted transfer experts in football, claimed Werner will leave Leipzig but says Liverpool are not the only interested side. He claims Werner’s agents are in talks with Inter Milan and Juventus, too.
“I know that Timo Werner will leave RB Leipzig, for sure. His agents are moving to find a solution for him. They are talking to Juventus and Inter Milan, so they want him to change clubs,” Werner said. “They are probably talking to Liverpool.
“I don’t know whether he is the right player for Liverpool in this moment because in their forward department they probably don’t need anything. It’s difficult to spend a lot of money for a player that is likely to stay on the bench.”
TBR’s view – Liverpool fans will be fuming if they fail to sign Werner
Such has been the longevity of Liverpool being linked with the Germany ace. Many have been of the belief that Werner will join Liverpool at some point and this summer seems to be the time to complete said transfer.
However, the global health crisis has thrown a spanner in the works – especially because Werner’s release clause is only available until June 15. That gives Liverpool little over six weeks to orchestrate a move for the German.
If they fail to make a bid for Werner and activate the clause before then, perhaps Liverpool will fail to sign the striker given Leipzig will probably increase his asking price.