The stars may be aligning for Liverpool to sign Timo Werner this summer.
We discussed last week the likelihood of Werner moving to Liverpool after a report from BILD. The German outlet claims that RB Leipzig want to name Liverpool in a get-out clause for Werner in an attempt to agree a new contract.
Journalist Raphael Honigstein has backed that up in a new report, reporting for ESPN that Leipzig are working with Liverpool in mind.
The Bundesliga side want Werner to make the decision on his future soon. However, they also want him to leave the country if he isn’t staying with them.
That last point opens the door for Liverpool to sign Werner this summer. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are both interested but will face a struggle if Liverpool push for a deal.
Werner on Liverpool
Werner’s comments over the past year are interesting, too. As Honigstein quotes Werner, the forward has said that moving to Bayern is ideal for a player “wishing to stay in Germany”.
That caveat stands out a little more when you consider his words from last March.
“Yes, playing in the Premier League is a dream for me,” he told FourFourTwo. “I would like to play for two or three clubs. Manchester United and Liverpool were the teams I watched quite a lot in England.
“They were the two that I’m a little bit a fan of, because they have so much history.”
He did admit to being “more Manchester United than Liverpool” when he “has to decide” – but we can move past that.
As we concluded last week, Werner would be an ideal summer acquisition for Liverpool. The Reds may also be in the unlikely position of the selling club actively wanting to sell to them, too.
Combined with Werner’s admitted ‘dream’ of playing in the Premier League for Liverpool, the stars really appear to be aligning.