Dimitar Berbatov says the “sensible move” for Timo Werner this summer would be to ignore Liverpool, stay in Germany and sign for Bayern Munich.
Werner, 24, is a striker in demand, having hit 21 goals in 25 games this season for third placed RB Leipzig.
Two of the leading lights for the Germany No.9 are Liverpool and Bayern Munich, with both believed to be prepared to pay his £50m release clause, which expires at the end of April.
Former Manchester United striker Berbatov though thinks a move within Germany is the best bet for Werner.
Berbatov told Betfair: “There have been reports about Bayern Munich’s interest in Timo Werner, and having played in the Bundesliga, Munich are up their with the biggest names like Real Madrid, Manchester United, Barcelona, Manchester City, Juventus and so on.
“Every season they are up there in the Champions League and they have been dominant in Germany.
“To be honest, it looks like a sensible move for Werner, he knows the league, they know him there, he can get used to his surroundings a lot easier.
“The only thing for me that I may question is if he goes there he will have a lot of competition to face in Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman and potentially Leroy Sane, who they are also linked with, so there are a lot of similarities for one or two positions.
“But, like I said, it makes more sense for him to go there than move to England where it will probably take him a bit more time to adjust to things.”
According to a recent report in the Daily Express, Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards will get creative to raise the funds to bring one of Europe’s top young striking talents to Anfield.
However, the Daily Mail report that Liverpool have frozen all transfer activity and will not make a move for Werner until there is clarity over the season, which has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.