Manchester United and Barcelona ‘have both made approaches for Timo Werner, but RB Leipzig star is waiting for Liverpool to activate its exemption clause before making a decision about its future’
- Timo Werner has a release clause in his contract with RB Leipzig
- The striker has received proposals from Manchester United and Barcelona
- But he is waiting to see if Liverpool activates clause before the April deadline
- Jurgen Klopp wants to improve his options for the coming season
Manchester United and Barcelona made proposals to Timo Werner before the summer – but according to reports, he is waiting.
Werner is seen as a target for Jurgen Klopp’s side while they want to rejuvenate their team in the summer window, although he is also sought after by a number of top teams in Europe.
He made it clear last week after he helped RB Leipzig win a victory over Spurs that he wanted to move there. It has long been claimed that he has a £ 51 million release clause in his deal, but according to the German outlet Sport1 it is actually available for £ 30m.
Manchester United and Barcelona made proposals to Timo Werner before the summer
But the striker is waiting to see if Liverpool makes a move for him before he decides
“I know Liverpool is the best team in the world right now and when you’re connected to that team I’m very proud of that,” said Werner.
Now according to the Athletic, Werner is waiting to see if Liverpool moves for him.
The release clause must be activated before a deadline in April.
This is intended to give the Germans enough time to replace him for next season.
Werner made it clear last week that he wanted to move to Liverpool in the future
If Klopp plans to move to Werner, he will probably make a move in mid-March, with the German considering his attack options for next season. Both the Olympic Games and the Africa Cup of Nations can have an impact on his team.
Werner would not be a substitute for Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino, but instead create extra competition.
The 23-year-old, who has scored 28 goals this season, has problems with both Barcelona and United, both with recent low levels.
Although he didn’t want to fight his first years against Salah and Mane to begin, he admitted: “I know Liverpool plays a lot of good players and I have to improve myself and I have to learn many more things to reach that level and to get there to play. “
Klopp wants to rejuvenate his side and is aware of the need for more options