The agent of Timo Werner is discussing a transfer with two Italian giants, according to reports. Liverpool supposedly want the striker themselves.
Gianluca Di Marzio discussed Werner in a Q&A for Sky Sports on Wednesday. A fan asked the Italian journalist if Werner would move to Liverpool next season, prompting a response that suggests the Reds have fierce competition.
“I know that Timo Werner will leave RB Leipzig, for sure,” said Di Marzio. “His agents are moving to find a solution for him. They are talking to Juventus and Inter Milan, so they want him to change clubs.
“They are probably talking to Liverpool because Liverpool have wanted him for a long time.”
Di Marzio would go on to say that there’s no deal between RB Leipzig and Liverpool. He doesn’t appear to know the ins and outs of Liverpool’s interest, however, but we wouldn’t expect him to.
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He’s hardly the first to mention Liverpool and Werner, though – reports date back some time. A recent one from Sky claimed that Liverpool don’t intend to meet the player’s £52m release clause.
Then there’s Bleacher Report’s Dean Jones believing that the move ‘will happen’.
Di Marzio does seem to be the first to say that Inter and Juve are talking to an agent about Werner, however. Both could prove to be real problems for Liverpool, too.
Juve would be a good fit for Werner. Gonzalo Higuain has started 20 games this season before the break, for instance, and at 32, surely needs a replacement. Werner is likely as good as Juve can get for that.
Inter, too, may need a new starting striker. The reports claiming that Barcelona will sign Lautaro Martinez are getting more and more intense – they’re quite literally daily at this point. Here’s just one from Sport that says Inter are actively looking to sell now.
Again, Werner looks like a very good fit for that increasingly open spot in Inter’s squad.
Liverpool, however, cannot offer a spot like that. The Reds’ front-three are all in their prime and certainly not going anywhere – so where does Werner even fit?
If Juve and Inter can match Werner’s financial demands, they spell real trouble for Liverpool.