As one of the most prolific forwards in world football at the moment, few come with a higher pedigree than Timo Werner. The German has grown from a prodigious talent at VfB Stuttgart to a top flight superstar at RB Leipzig. Now, it looks like he could be set to make a very interesting move and head for England. Talk of a move to Liverpool has been pretty constant, and now it looks very likely to happen in the near future.
This comes from reports that his major English suitors in Chelsea and Manchester United have effectively been told they are wasting their time. A move to Anfield is “effectively done” according to the player’s agent, so it looks like it could be a matter of time until it is put through officially.
Werner, 24, is expected to cost around £50m: a figure that Liverpool have fought hard to find down the back of the proverbial sofa. This will be a big signing for the club, but it offers a consistent forward option for two reasons. One, the burnout for Roberto Firmino this season has badly hurt his goal tally. And two, the Reds have a strong African forward contingent and the 2021 African Cup of Nations would see them depleted for much of the early months of 2021.
As such, having someone like Werner to throw on would help to fill in a gap during key points of the season and offer Firmino a rest.