Sunday, August 9, 2020

Timo Werner’s release clause revealed

According to The Athletic journalist Simon Johnson, the buyout clause in the contract Timo Werner agreed with RB Leipzig in August last year is set at €50 million.

Currently the second goalscorer of the Bundesliga behind Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Werner is a high-priority target for Chelsea who are looking to boost Frank Lampard’s options upfront after missing out on any signings last summer due to a transfer ban. The Germany international was also wanted by Bayern, but having agreed personal terms last spring, the Bavarians made no approach to Leipzig and nothing happened.

Apparently, the forward was also approached by Liverpool last summer, but he rejected the advances of the Champions League winners due to fears over game-time with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino for competition. Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel is an admirer of his, but he would face the same issue at the Parc des Princes.

Be that as it may, any fresh attempt to prize the 23-year-old away from Leipzig will have to wait until the end of the season, as neither he nor the club are willing to listen to offers in the middle of the season.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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