Manchester United Could Hijack Liverpool’s Move For Timo Werner By Activating His £27m Release Clause
Manchester United could challenge fierce rivals Liverpool over the signing of Timo Werner by paying only £27m to activate his buyout clause.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has struggled with first-choice striking options after the departure of Romelu Lukaku, who has been in fine form for Inter Milan since his summer move.
But German striker Werner, who has been linked with Liverpool in recent seasons, could be the answer that United are looking for in the January window.
The Guardian's Gregg Bakowski reports that the RB Leipzig star's buyout clause is set at £27m, which he said would "make him that rarest of things at Old Trafford: a good value signing."
And fans have already backed the idea of bringing Werner to Old Trafford.
Manchester United should sign Timo Werner- Marcusyeomans (@marcusyeomans01) November 3, 2019
He scored a hat-trick and got a hat-trick of assists yesterday
If United managed to buy Werner with that price. Then this will be Ed Woodward' smartest transfer negotiation. https://t.co/B7CuWIDOKI- RP (@Ifan2206) November 4, 2019
Telling you now if we sign timo Werner for £27 million it will be the bargain of the century, it's something what United is craving as well as a natural number 10- Ruairi lambert-Smith (@XRozza123) November 3, 2019
The 23-year-old Werner is under contract with the German side until 2023 and has started off the season with some real momentum.
He has made 15 appearances across all competitions and scored an impressive 13 times, along with registering 6 assists.
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The Liverpool and United target put on a dazzling performance for RB Leipzig in his side's 8-0 demolition of Mainz on Saturday.
Werner's masterclass performance had him score a hat-trick and register three assists as his side keep up the momentum in the Bundesliga title race.
United were in action on Saturday and suffered a 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
Solskjaer has used Anthony Martial as his first-choice striking option and also called upon Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood to play as a striker in the absence of the Frenchman.
United have been heavily linked with a move for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic in January, but Werner could be a much better alternative for the Red Devils.
Solskjaer has insisted that he expects Martial and Rashford to step up and score more for United this season.
"To win games you need to score goals and I'm sure Anthony [Martial] and Marcus [Rashford] are going to get their share of goals," he said.
"Anthony's just gonna improve, but we need more creativity.
"But we've got loads of players here in the squad who could create more.
"It's not just look outside [in the transfer market], we have to do with what we have."
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