English Premiership

Werner set on Liverpool over Madrid move - report

2020-04-22 15:29
Timo Werner
Timo Werner (Getty Images)

Timo Werner reportedly says that two major factors have resulted in him choosing to join Liverpool next season.

Werner is wanted by big clubs across Europe after banging in 27 goals in 36 games in all competitions so far this season, with the Reds known to be among the favourites to get a deal done.

Indeed, Jurgen Klopp is a huge fan of the 24-year-old and wants to add to him to his already prolific attacking rotation at Anfield.

However, the Reds are doing battle with the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan to land a player who has a €60 million (£52 million) release clause.

Jamie Carragher last week raised concerns why he feared a deal for Werner would be off for Liverpool, highlighting the financial squeeze being placed on the game due to its current inactivity.

However, those hopes did take something of an upturn again when the Reds were given a 65% chance of securing Werner’s transfer this summer.

And those hopes of signing Werner have been given further lift-off after Bleacher Report football insider, Dean Jones, claimed Werner had already agreed to join the Reds.

"Everything I'm hearing is that this will happen," Jones said in a question and answer session with fans.

"The only confusion comes with this pause inactivity and how hard it is to negotiate and have discussions right now because of the travel ban."

Jones also admits that while other clubs are in the running to sign Werner, the striker has already told Liverpool he intends to join them with two factors appealing to him.

"I'm told Werner is desperate to play in the Premier League," Jones added.

I know he’s linked with a lot of English clubs, but if he’s going to come, he has to go to a team that’s really challenging.

"Plus, there’s the lure of Klopp, so that make Liverpool his top destination.

"If he leaves Leipzig, which is looking likely, it’s his only real landing spot."

And the news gets better for Liverpool, with Leipzig seemingly planning for life after Werner by closing on a deal for his replacement – and it’s a player familiar to Reds supporters: Werner Bremen forward Milot Rashica.

Reports over the weekend claimed Leipzig were 'confident' of securing his signature after expressing their willingness to meet the £33 million (€38 million) release clause in his Bremen contract.

 - TEAMtalk media


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