Liverpool in pole position to sign No.11 Germany international
Timo Werner’s representatives have reportedly told Man United and Chelsea that a move to Liverpool is ‘effectively done’. Red Devils and Blues are both thought to have extensively scouted the Red Bull Leipzig centre-forward but have accepted defeat in any pursuit of a deal.
Germany international sees himself as a Liverpool footballer and has agreed on personal terms. Werner has held at least three meetings with the German manager during the period where the campaign was postponed due to the covid crisis, Jurgen Klopp assuring him he’s wanted at the Merseyside club.
Timo has agreed in principle to sign a £140,000-a-week, five-year contract. However, terms have not been agreed between the clubs. However, two things that apparently won’t be an issue for the Merseyside giants are both the agreeing of personal terms, nor of the striker’s desire to move to Liverpool.
Timo has a €60m release clause that is active until June 15 written into his deal, but the Reds are hoping to reduce the fee given the shift in the economy amid the covid pandemic. Reports linking Timo to Chelsea and Man United are said to be linked with Bundesliga giants attempting to pressure Liverpool into coughing up the full fee.
While both clubs would be interested in signing him, they are aware that Reds are in total control of the situation. As a result, they have shelved their striking plans and agreed deals to keep Olivier Giroud and Odion Ighalo at Chelsea and Man United respectively, before potentially addressing the problem in winter or the following summer.