RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner is set on a move to Liverpool, according to The Athletic.
Werner, who has contributed 27 goals and 11 assists in 33 games for Leipzig this season, has received proposals from the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona.
However, it is being reported that the German international is hanging out for a move to Liverpool.
Liverpool are prepared to meet Werner’s release clause of £50 million, but the move needs to be made by April, as that is when his release clause expires.
With that being the case, the report states that if Liverpool were to make a move for Werner, negotiations would begin in March.
Werner would be a terrific signing, as he is only 23 years old and is still improving. The biggest fear that the German forward might have in regards to a move to Liverpool is will he get the minutes on the pitch that he wants.
The only way Werner could become a regular in Jurgen Klopp’s XI from the beginning is if Roberto Firmino were to play in behind Werner, which is certainly a possibility.
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