Germany striker Timo Werner has signed a new contract at RB Leipzig, which reportedly includes an alarmingly low release clause.
Werner is one of the most highly sought after forwards in the world having scored more than 50 goals in less than 100 Bundesliga appearances for Leipzig over the past three seasons, meaning they are able to command a €60m price tag to ward off interested parties such as Bayern Munich and Liverpool.
However, he may be able to leave for much less than that price next summer, with Kicker reporting that his new contract features a release clause of just €30m.
While the new contract may mean his future will technically be tied down until 2023, as opposed to his previous deal, which only ran until next summer, the rumours of that exit clause will do little to ease Leipzig’s fears of losing him in 2020.
💥 Timo Werner has extended his contract until 2023! 💥
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) August 25, 2019
Former Stuttgart man Werner has been warned away from a move to Liverpool by pundits, with there being no clear place for him in the starting lineup unless one of Jurgen Klopp’s front three left.
Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski is also expected to sign a new contract at Bayern, which may limit Werner’s options should he want to leave next summer.