Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has a window to get the striker he has been keeping tabs on at a relatively bargain price of £50 million. The Reds will need to secure the signature of Red Bull Leipzig's Timo Werner before the end of April to save up on potentially higher transfer fees.
The latest word from Germany indicated that if Klopp is serious on his plan to add the 23-year-old Werner to his already vaunted strike force, he has to make a move and quickly. It turned out that the goalscorer's current asking is connected to a release clause that will become invalid in April.
When the clause expires, Leipzig will have the free hand to increase the selling price of Werner and there is no telling how high the cost will be after April.
According to Metro, the transfer fee that the Bundesliga club will ask will greatly depend on how the side will finish in the season. The current standing shows Leipzig is at spot No. 2.
Werner has been the subject of scouting by football giants that include Manchester United and Chelsea in the Premier League and Barcelona and Real Madrid from La Liga. The keen interest from these European clubs was not surprising at all as the current campaign so far saw the prolific striker in top form.
Out of the 30 appearances credited to the sought-after striker, 25 goals have been attached already to the German international, The Sun reported.
For his part, Werner has entertained the idea of leaving the German league and head to England. Premier League clubs have been wooing him, but per the same report, Werner has already decided where he plays next, and Liverpool is on top of his list.
The preference for Liverpool seemed in synch with Klopp's intention of hiring the Leipzig star. The German boss is thought to deem the young striker as the perfect addition to his lineup of fearsome strikers.
In addition, the Reds' interest on Werner was boosted by the likelihood that he would sign up, and the English club will pay up just right. Reports said Anfield is also looking at the possibility of getting Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, but the price will be higher.
According to Express, Klopp has been tracking Werner for years and views the player as suitable for the Liverpool system. The team manager seemed of the belief that the young German is fully capable of meeting the demands of modern football.
Werner has stated in the past that playing in the Premier League is part of his career plans, hinting he watched league matches where Manchester United and Liverpool were involved. The striker added he would love to play for a team that will win titles.