Bundesliga expert Raphael Honigstein believes that if either Liverpool or Bayern Munich want to sign Timo Werner this summer, they will have to pay €100million.
Over the last week, reports linking Liverpool with a move for Werner have intensified and German news outlet Bild believes the English side to be the strongest competitor for the RBL forward’s signature.
And although Werner has yet to sign a new deal with Leipzig and his contract expires in the summer of 2020, Honigstein believes he won’t go cheaply.
There have been a few suggestions that if he doesn’t sign a new deal, he’ll leave for a fee of around £36million and even if he does, the release clause reported is £61million not the mammoth £87m (€100m) that Honigstein has suggested.
Honigstein told ESPN – via the Express: “I’m not sure I’ve got the answer. I think he’s still most likely to stay at Leipzig at this point.
“I think Bayern and Liverpool are keeping him on the stove, keeping him warm, to see if they want to make a big move. What’s happened is Leipzig have told him to hurry up and make up his mind.
I’m thinking if he’d already got something lined up Leipzig would know by now.
“It seems as if things are going on but there’s perhaps not quite that demand for a player who is going to command almost €100m in fees.
“So I think he might still stay.”