Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner and they would only need to pay £36million as his contract expires next year.
The London Evening Standard’s David Lynch reports that Liverpool are after a new forward as well as a new no.10 after the Nabil Fekir drama of last summer.
Timo Werner is apparently one of the players that Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards are considering for the number nine role and if they manage to sign him it could be seen as some of the best business since the German took over at Liverpool.
German news outlet Bild claim that unless Werner signs a new contract before the summer, he could leave RB Leipzig for £36million.
While I think Werner would be a great option for Liverpool, I do think that he would limit the Reds’ options somewhat as he isn’t as versatile as the current forward options at Klopp’s disposal but as an out and out number nine, he is a hugely exciting prospect.
There is still the small task of negotiating with RB Leipzig and after the last encounter the Reds had with Ralf Rangnick, it could prove to be a tricky proposition. That said, Edwards has acquited himself well as sporting director and seems more than capable of handling even the feistiest negotiator.
Signing a player like Werner, who is still just 22 years old, for just £36million is worth the hassle in my opinion.