Liverpool have been strongly linked with RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.
It’s claimed that Werner’s clause is worth around €60million (£53million), and he could join fellow striker Yussuf Poulsen in leaving the club this summer.
Liverpool are noted as being keen on Werner, and the striker would be interested in joining the Reds, but the striker may have reservations about going to the UK given the struggles with the ongoing pandemic.
The Reds now know the date they must have a move agreed by, with just 75 days – slightly over 10 weeks – to get a deal done despite the crisis.
That may be difficult given that we don’t even know when the Premier League season will end, so this could become a very complicated pursuit for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Liverpool do need another attacker this summer, and the lightning-quick Werner fits the bill having hit 27 goals and 12 assists this season, taking his Leipzig tally to 88 goals and 39 assists in 150 games.
At £53million, it’s a very reasonable price too. If it wasn’t for the release clause, Werner could be going for much, much more than that price, and it should fit into Liverpool’s budget.
Liverpool now need to overcome a few obstacles to get a deal done, but with Werner at least interested in a move, they have all the encouragement they need.
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