Sunday, July 12, 2020

Timo Werner could be a bargain at £50million

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It seems that the future of RB Leipzig and Germany striker Timo Werner is once again the talk of the media. According to Sky Sports, the striker’s future is now in the hands of Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp.

The striker is reported to have a release clause of around £50million in his Leipzig contract. By today’s standards of crazy transfer fees, he could be a bargain. The clause was relatively low, as Werner was due to be a free agent this summer, so signed the deal for Die Roten Bullen to receive a fee.

Every top club in Europe should be chasing Werner

While the media speculation suggests that Liverpool are the favourites to sign Werner, it appears from the outside looking in that nothing is set in stone. No deal has been agreed and that Werner will still be likely available for transfer this summer.

Every top European club should be looking to sign the German this summer. How often does a prolific striker of just 23 years of age appear on the transfer market? The answer is not very often.

A few Premier League clubs in need of another striker should maybe consider Werner as a possible transfer target this summer. Chelsea lacks a quality alternative to Tammy Abraham, while Manchester United also look in need of strengthening their attacking options in the near future.

Arsenal may also benefit from signing the striker if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves the Gunners this summer. They will not be the only clubs interested in signing Werner this summer but are probably the ones most in need of an extra attacking addition

A move to Liverpool a gamble

I have stated in previous articles that I believe that Werner should not make the move to Liverpool this summer. The young forward seems to favour a switch to Merseyside, although he seems to be mature enough to know that he would not start ahead of the Reds current front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

He knows he still has work to do to get to the same level as the trio, although Werner could still improve immensely and will hope to get to their level one day.

Werner has however described Liverpool as the best team in the world and boss Jurgen Klopp as the best coach in the world. He obviously has admiration for the soon-to-be Premier League champions. Maybe a move to Merseyside could be on the cards in the future, but this summer would not be the right time.

Battling it out with Lewandowski for golden shoe

Werner is enjoying a highly prolific season in front of goal for Leipzig, scoring 28 goals in all competitions. The striker has scored 21 goals in the Bundesliga and is in competition with Bayern Munich’s prolific Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, who has scored 25 goals in the German top-flight.

Werner is currently odds of 6/1 to win the Bundesliga golden shoe. However, the fact that he is even anywhere near the same level of ace goal-getter Lewandowski at 23, shows he has the potential to be a truly top striker.

Timo Werner has proven this season that he is already a very good striker. With further playing experience, he will only get better and score more goals. Looking at the whole picture, the German striker could well prove to be a bargain buy for somebody in these times of crazy fees.

Where will Timo Werner be playing his football next season?


David Nugent

David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The experienced writer has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.



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