Timo Werner could be heading for Liverpool this summer, as long as Jurgen Klopp can give him regular game time, claims a report.
Sky Sports’ ‘insider’ Kaveh Solhekol claims “Werner’s future is in Klopp’s hands”.
The reporter says RB Leipzig striker Werner “favours a move to Liverpool” and as long as Klopp decides to activate his £50m release clause and convinces him he will play, a deal will be done.
The Germany international has 27 goals to his name in just 33 outings so far this season, with RB Leipzig challenging for both domestic and Champions League glory.
However, the indications are that the 23-year-old will leave Germany this summer and Liverpool could be his destination after recently talking up the club and Klopp.
Werner told ViasportFotball of reported linking him with a move to Anfield earlier this month: “Yes I know that Liverpool is the best team in the world at the moment.
“When you’re linked with that team it makes you very proud but in case of that, it’s a pleasure, but I know Liverpool have a lot of good players.”
The Daily Star, via Sport1 have reported that Werner’s release clause that was previously thought to be worth £50m is actually worth only half of that, with any additional costs coming in the form of performance-based bonuses.
That could well make him a more attractive proposition, but as per the source, Liverpool will have to convince the player that he will get a regular starting slot.
Easier said than done when you have a front line of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
“If Liverpool can give his representatives the assurances they need, then Werner playing for Liverpool next season becomes a real possibility,” says Solhekol.