Forget Arsenal and Man United as Liverpool tipped to sign Bayern target Werner this summer
Red Bull Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff admits Liverpool are still in the race to sign Timo Werner.
Werner joined Leipzig from Stuttgart in 2016 and has since scored 60 goals in 108 appearances and his performances for the German side have alerted a number of Europe’s top clubs to his growing talents.
Both Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked with mega money moves to land the talented German over the past few months, as Gunners boss Unai Emery wants to add another forward to keep his star duo up top on their toes, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is seeking a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who has not been impressive this season.
The Germany striker is out of contract at the end of next season and despite the interest from RB to keep hold of the striker, he has decided that he wants to leave the club at the end of the season and test himself at the highest level.
But, while a move to Bayern Munich appeared to end the Premier League trio’s hope, Mintzlaff has placed doubt on a transfer to the Allianz and says the striker may end up at Anfield.
‘We haven’t spoken to Timo Werner about Bayern Munich, but what the player wanted to do was important for us as he wanted to see how the season would go,’ Mintzlaff told Sky Sports.
‘Last year we certainly didn’t play football like we did in the season before.
‘We have submitted an offer and we know that Timo would rather not extend – but that can still change.
‘Maybe he doesn’t even want to go to Munich. Maybe he wants to go to [Thomas] Tuchel in Paris or, I have no idea, maybe to Jurgen Klopp [at Liverpool] or Lucien Favre [at Dortmund].’
Liverpool will have a ton of money to play with during the summer transfer window, as they know they need to improve on what they currently have at their respective clubs, so offering the German a big wage will not be much of an issue.
The Premier League would be a very tempting place for the young man to ply his trade, and if Liverpool are indeed close to secureing a transfer deal, it will only improve what Klopp has at his disposal.
However, there are a number of clubs from the Premier League, Seria A and Spain which are also showing a keen interest in offering the lad a move away from RB and it will be very interesting to see just where he ends up, as he will have plenty of options on the table.