Manchester United would like to sign Timo Werner but they believed he’s destined for Liverpool, according to reports. The Reds’ position is hard to determine right now.
ESPN makes the claim. They say that United still monitor Werner “despite mounting evidence” that he’s off to Liverpool. The German apparently fits their new-signing profile, while United also want to add to their forward line.
Given that they also expect Werner to move for a ‘reasonable price’, it’s no surprise that they want him.
But Liverpool’s arch-rivals don’t believe they have much of a chance – according to this report, anyway. The Reds are in pole position and United expect him to head there if he moves this summer.
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One real problem here is it’s at odds with another report. Specifically, this from the Mirror, which says Liverpool have pulled out of a deal.
The Reds don’t want to pay £50m for Werner, apparently. They’re hoping RB Leipzig will lower their price, although the only reason it’s at £50m in the first place is because of a release clause.
So if United do want Werner, they may have just got a chance they didn’t see coming. While previously, Liverpool were insurmountable opposition here, they might have moved on altogether.
And if they have, United just have to pay the money. Only, that comes with problems, too.
Liverpool don’t want to pay the money because of the global economic uncertainty right now. That, of course, affects United, too.
If United can’t afford the £50m then Liverpool get what they want. They either see the price lower or they get to wait another year with, hopefully, more certainty in what they’re doing.