Liverpool have reportedly emerged as front-runners in the race for Timo Werner's signature.
|Timo Werner.||Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag|
Liverpool have expressed interest in Timo Werner and lead the race for the RB Leipzig striker, according to a report from Sport Bild.
RB Leipzig sporting director Oliver Mintzlaff has revealed there were inquiries in January, and the report claims that Liverpool, Atlético Madrid, Chelsea and Tottenham all approached the Bundesliga club about the striker.
"If Timo continues to hit like this, he will attract suitors. That's no surprise to us. There were inquiries during the winter break," Mintzlaff told Sport Bild.
Werner wasn't interested in leaving Leipzig last month, and the club didn't want to sell him either. But a summer transfer could potentially be on the cards. At that point, the 23-year-old will be available for €55-60 million (depending on Leipzig's results) because of a clause.
According to the report, Liverpool have emerged as front-runners in the race for Werner, and there are several reasons for that.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopps believes Werner would fit perfectly into his system, and the German international feels the same way.
If Werner leaves Leipzig, he wants to take a step forward and would only be willing to join a club that can compete for the biggest titles.
Furthermore, joining Liverpool would give Werner the chance to reunite with former teammate Naby Keita and play under a German coach in Jürgen Klopp.
Werner has made 30 appearances this season, racking up 25 goals and 10 assists. His contract with Leipzig runs until 2023.