The Reason Why Liverpool Need To Sign Timo Werner Before The End Of April
Liverpool need to act fast in their pursuit of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, with the German available at a discounted price until the end of April.
The Reds have been strongly linked with Werner for a while now but according to Christian Falk from German outlet BILD, he has a release clause in his most recent Leipzig contract.
The journalist claims Werner has a buyout clause between €55m (£46.1m) and €60m (€50.3m) but it becomes obsolete once May comes around and the German club will be able to increase his price significantly if a deal is not struck before then.
Update @TimoWerner & @LFC: The release clause of Werner at @DieRotenBullen has to be activated from Liverpool til the end of April to buy him for the transfer fee of 55 til 60 Million Euros. Our Story @BILD_Sport @SPORTBILD- Christian Falk (@cfbayern) February 13, 2020
:rotating_light: JUST IN: Liverpool have until April to activate Timo Werner's release clause and land him for around £55M! https://t.co/8bNWLWKE0k- LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) February 13, 2020
Bayern's interest in signing another Bundesliga hot-shot appears to have faded, leaving Liverpool in the clear to sign one of Europe's deadliest strikers.
Werner has 86 goals in 143 appearances for Leipzig, including 25 goals and 10 assists in 30 appearances in all competitions this season.
And excitingly for Liverpool fans, the player himself has already admitted talked up the Premier League.
"The Premier League is certainly the most interesting league, you have to say," he told Bild last month.
"There is a certain flair to watching the English league and playing there."
There were reports that Liverpool tried to sign him in January and loan him to Leipzig in a similar arrangement to what they were able to do with Naby Keita a couple of years back, but Leipzig were not interested in the proposition.