Liverpool are willing to wait until late in the transfer window to sign Timo Werner, according to reports. The Reds aren’t giving up on this one so easy, then.
The Evening Standard makes the claim. The majority of their report is about a move Liverpool aren’t making, however – one for Ousmane Dembele.
Reports elsewhere claimed that the Reds offered Barcelona a loan-to-buy option but the Standard believes that’s false. And for good reason as Jurgen Klopp isn’t keen on the player, apparently.
This is one we’ve covered before and we detailed the reasons why Klopp won’t be keen in this article.
One player he is said to be keen on, though, is Werner. The only issue is the current financial climate, in fact, which limits Liverpool’s ability to pay large fees.
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They’ll wait it out to see what the economic implications of football’s pause are. That could even take their Werner pursuit late into the transfer window – whenever that may be.
There have been many reports on Liverpool and Werner, of course. Recent ones send a mixed message, too, with the Mirror saying the Reds will miss out on Werner altogether.
The Telegraph, however, suggests that Liverpool are simply trying to drive his price down by waiting. They hope to cut it down to around £36m, apparently.
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It certainly sounds as though we’ll be hearing ‘Werner to Liverpool’ reports for quite some time, then. We don’t even know when the transfer window will open, let alone shut, so there isn’t even a timeline here.
What we do know, however, is that Liverpool will be smart with their pursuit. We know they’re willing to wait, much like they did with Virgil van Dijk, if it means they get the right player.
So everyone should probably prepare for the long haul with this one.