Liverpool favourites to land Bundesliga superstar
Premier League leaders Liverpool are reportedly ready to go all out for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner this summer as they look to get even stronger for the next season.
The Reds are looking very close to ending their 30-year drought for the League title and have already started plans for their title defence next season. And, they are looking to add more firepower to their already-great attack as they are believed to be in pole position to sign Werner.
The 23-year-old has no shortage of admirers having chipped in 25 goals and ten assists in 29 games in all competitions this season. The German international seems destined to leave the Bundesliga at the end of the campaign, with the Reds understood to be battling their rivals Manchester United and Chelsea for his signature.
According to reports in Germany as well as in England, Jurgen Klopp’s side have identified Werner as a target, though it has been claimed that there is no agreement in place. It has been suggested that he is seen as a more attractive option as he would be considerably cheaper than Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
Werner allegedly has a release clause of £51million in his current contract, while England international Sancho would cost up to £127m.
Reports in Germany also stated that the player, who is very much in demand, is in favour of a move to Liverpool as he wants to link up with Klopp, whom he admires very much. Also, Werner himself recently stated that he is open to playing in the Premier League as he hailed the quality of the English top-flight.
Speaking to Kicker, he said: “What do you say if a club comes knocking in the next two weeks, a club which is one of the favourites to win the Champions League and makes an incredible offer?
“Most likely every player would think about it. I can generally imagine playing abroad one day, although I don’t have any specific club where I want to be.
“I am open for everything. I was over in America for a holiday recently and English football was on all of the time. That’s an exclamation mark for the Premier League.
“But there are also big, famous clubs and it would certainly be fun playing there.”
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