Liverpool’s continued transfer chase of German international striker Timo Werner continues to rumble on.
The RB Leipzig star has been linked with Liverpool for months but a recent report from The Mirror suggested that the Reds would be making no significant financial outlay in the summer due to the current global health crisis. That ruled out any deal for the £50 million valued German sharpshooter.
But rumours have continued to trundle along regarding the attacker and Liverpool’s name will not disappear.
Now, Italian transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio has shared some further information on the issue.
With Liverpool’s interest waning, Italian teams are ready to swoop. Inter Milan and Juventus, according to Di Marzio (as relayed by Calciomercato) are keen. One thing he makes clear is that Werner will leave Leipzig this summer, with the German deciding it is time to leave.
“They (Werner’s agents) are probably also talking to Liverpool because the Reds have wanted him for a long time. I don’t know if he’s the right player for Liverpool right now because they probably don’t need anything in their attacking department.
“So it is difficult to spend a lot of money on a player who would be on the bench. We will see, but at the moment there is no real agreement between Liverpool and Leipzig for Werner.”
His agents are reportedly in talks with Inter and Juventus, but Liverpool will also be in touch despite their concerns. However, he also makes it clear that a lack of assurances over regular first-team football and the financial implications make it a difficult deal for the Reds.
What appears clear is that Werner is on his way out of Leipzig. Liverpool would clearly love to have him at the club but with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino in attack it can be argued Werner simply is not needed. Given the current worldwide financial situation, it would perhaps be an unnecessary expenditure.
It seems the Liverpool rumours will rumble on until Werner poses in the kit of his new club, red or not.