RB Leipzig have offered Timo Werner to Real Madrid, according to reports. Liverpool supposedly want the in-demand striker, too.
Diario Madridista claims that Leipzig have gone to Real about Werner. The player looks likely to move on this summer and this would suggest that Leipzig are trying to be proactive with it.
Werner reportedly has a £50m release clause that expires on June 15th (per the Express). Therefore, Leipzig probably see him as a goner, prompting the offer. It suits them to get something in stone, after all, rather than waiting around for clubs to offer.
But Real have other plans, apparently. Erling Haaland tops their target list and Werner – along with Lautaro Martinez – is merely a backup option.
Though, Zinedine Zidane rates Werner, according to the report. That would suggest that this isn’t completely clear-cut then and Real would consider switching plans.
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You won’t need telling that Liverpool reportedly want Werner – it’s been everywhere for months. That Express report is built around the Reds’ reported interest and the link remains one of the strongest.
But it would be quite worrying if Leipzig are offering Werner around. It suggests this isn’t going the Reds’ way.
It’s a sign that Liverpool haven’t started any concrete communication about the move. This wouldn’t be about Leipzig getting more money, after all, as he has a release clause – it’s about getting it done.
The Reds haven’t made it clear that it’ll happen with them, it would seem. But then perhaps that’s understandable as the Daily Mail recently claimed that Liverpool won’t negotiate for players in the current global health crisis.
That lends credence to the Real report – and may spell the end of Werner to Liverpool.