Timo Werner has been one of the best attacking players in Europe’s top five leagues this season, and the 23 year old’s reported £51 million release clause, will certainly tempt Europe’s elite.
For four seasons in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig, Timo Werner has shown himself to be one of the top forwards in German football, with the former Stuttgart man directly involved in 126 goals in just 147 games for RB Leipzig. Last summer it seemed Werner was destined to leave Saxony but after the arrival of Julian Nagelsmann the German signed a new contract and hit a new level under the visionary coach.
Timo Werner has been linked to Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Man United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and many of Europe’s top sides. But where would RB Leipzig’s main man fit best?
The obvious choice is Bayern Munich. Over the past 10 years, Bayern have maintained their dominance by hoovering up the best talent in the Bundesliga, not only strengthening themselves but weakening their opponents. They dismantled Dortmund’s title winners built by Jurgen Klopp, taking Robert Lewandowski, Mario Götze and Mats Hummels in consecutive seasons and with Leipzig pushing Bayern for the 19/20 Bundesliga, taking their star striker would certainly weaken their rivals.
However a signing of that calibre for a reasonable cut-price seems a stereotypical Liverpool move at the moment. Simply from a style of play, Werner would likely adapt seamlessly. The Bundesliga is not only the closest to the Premier League in terms of the speed of play and intensity, but RB Leipzig’s high pressing, possession based football is very similar to Liverpool’s current style of play under Klopp.
A season under Julian Nagelsmann has so far proved beneficial for the German international, in addition to that having experience in the knock-out stages of the Champions League and being involved in one of the most exciting – he would be ready to move to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool by the end of the season.
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