According to The Mirror, Liverpool are showing an interest in 22-year-old Bundesliga sensation Timo Werner.
The striker has already scored 11 goals in 17 Bundesliga games for RB Leipzig this season, and is attracting attention from German giants Bayern Munich, as he is one of the hottest prospects in Germany and indeed Europe at the moment.
With his contract at the club due to expire in 2020, Leipzig are keen to recoup some money from his departure rather than letting him go for free, and could sell him for as little as £36m.
In this day and age, £36m is a staggeringly cheap price for a player that is only one goal behind the top scorer in the Bundesliga. With the additional factor that he is so young, any fee under £50m is a bargain, and a price that Liverpool would surely be willing to pay.
Despite a hat-trick recently, Roberto Firmino’s form has been called into question this season. Manager Jürgen Klopp will want to recruit another striker to provide competition for the Brazilian, as Liverpool hunt down an elusive Premier League title. So far this season, Daniel Sturridge has looked good at times, but it appears that he, and Divock Origi’s futures at Anfield are predicted to be coming to an end.
Werner will not only rival Firmino for a starting berth, increasing the competition at the club, but he could well become the incumbent striker for The Reds this season. His form is sensational currently in the Bundesliga, and there is nothing to suggest that he could not replicate that in the Premier League.
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