German journalist Raphael Honigstein as cited by the Express has revealed that Bayern Munich have pulled out of the race to sign Timo Werner. The German striker has been in red hot form this season as he has bagged 23 goals and ten assists in all competitions already. With Bayern Munich now out of the race to sign him, the other chasing clubs like Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have been handed a boost to bring in the striker.
Leipzig currently leads the Bundesliga table, and Werner’s impressive form has played a massive role in that. The German forward is not going to depart in January, and any transfer involving him would only take place in the summer. Werner still has his contract with Leipzig until 2023.
Werner has long been linked with a move to Liverpool. Given Jurgen Klopp’s knowledge of German football, Werner has been on the radar of the Reds for quite some time now. Werner recently talked about his interest in the Premier League. He had said, ”There is a certain flair to watching the English league and playing there.”
Werner has been a prolific scorer in the Bundesliga for the past few years. The striker is still just 23, so his best might be yet to come. Hence, it is understandable why a whole host of clubs are interested in him.
What might go against Liverpool?
Liverpool currently have a terrific front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. Dislodging any of the three from the first-team spot would be a significant task for any new signing, and hence, this could go against Liverpool in terms of luring a considerable talent like Werner. The German would be aware that he would be guaranteed a start at quite a few clubs, but at Liverpool, he will have to fight for his game time.
Why will he be a good fit for Liverpool?
Nevertheless, Liverpool should be on the heels of the strikers to get this deal done. As mentioned, Werner is still only 23, so he can be a much longer-term option for the Reds. The striker is known for his lethal finishing skill, but he also puts in a significant shift when he leads the line. His pressing from the top and ability to make runs between the channels should suit Liverpool well.
The German ace is also known for his link-up play, and he could combine well with Liverpool’s dynamic forwards. With Bayern now out of the race to sign him, a window for Liverpool and the rest have opened up to sign Werner in the upcoming summer.