When a German international striker comes on the market, there’s likely to be quite a queue to overcome. One of the most interesting young forwards on the 2019 summer market, then, will be 23-year-old Timo Werner. The RB Leipzig and Germany striker has for some time been linked with both FC Bayern Munich and Liverpool FC. With heavy links to both players, it seemed very likely that this would be his last year in Leipzig.
An impressive league season, consisting of 14 goals and 5 assists in just 26 matches, has seen him linked again with Bayern. Set to rebuild their squad with a lot of signings in the summer, a move there has just become even more likely. This was made very clear, too, by the fact that RB Leipzig Chief Executive, Oliver Mintzlaff, has made it clear that an exit has become possible.
When asked about his by Sky Germany, the Leipzig supremo said: “We want to extend it with him, but he has signalled to us that he would rather not extend,”
For Liverpool, the introduction of a new forward in the summer appears likely. The exit of Daniel Sturridge and the frustrating inconsistency of Divock Origi could see the Reds move for a new forward. Lethal in front of goal and a fine link with his teammates, Werner would be the idea kind of singing for Jurgen Klopp; an all-action, exciting, selfless striker who scores and assists in high numbers.