Ian McGarry recently reported that Liverpool are looking to sign Timo Werner in January. The Reds have been dealt a significant boost to their hopes of landing the German striker as his current boss has admitted he can leave the club in the future.
Timo Werner has been in excellent form this season, netting 15 times in 16 games in all competitions for RB Leipzig. The 23-year-old joined the club from VFB Stuttgart in June 2016.
Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann told Bild that he won’t stand in the way of a future move. The coach said, “I’ve already advised many players to take off their wedding ring with their current club to move somewhere else..I’d do the same with Timo Werner if he were developing faster than the team at RB Leipzig.”
Whilst the German is regarded as a striker, Nagelsmann commented on his ability from wide areas, continuing: “He’s often parked on the left-wing and can create moments of change. Now he moves between spaces and is harder to figure out.”
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If Liverpool sign Timo Werner he would be a fantastic additional option for our attack. At the moment we are stretched thin on the front line and desperately need reinforcements as we only have Divock Origi covering our deadly trio.
These comments by Julian Nagelsmann are very encouraging but whether he sticks to them remains to be seen. It is also important to note that whilst he has insisted that he will encourage a move if the striker outgrows Leipzig, the team are doing incredibly well at the minute, they find themselves just four points behind league leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.
We may need a turn in fortunes for the rest of the chasing pack in order to encourage Werner to seek a move away.