It has been rumored for sometime that Liverpool are in the market for one more elite level attacker to supplement the front 3. Last summer, Nabil Fekir was taking pictures in a Liverpool kit while he was on his way to winning the World Cup, but then Liverpool’s medical team found out his knee ligaments were actually replaced with string cheese. Since then, one name that has been bandied about to be that 4th attacker has been RB Leipzig striker and German international Timo Werner.
It’s not really a matter of if Werner is going to leave Leipzig, but rather a matter of when he will. And Leipzig’s president Oliver Mintzlaff knows that, which is why a new rumor has come out that Leipzig are ready to offer the striker a new contract. Normal stuff, good players often get rewarded by bigger and longer contracts all the time, right?
What’s interesting about this new deal is that there’s a rather specific release clause attached to it. The release clause is set for €70m and can apparently only be triggered by 10 teams. Those 10 teams are: Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City and United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Psg, and Juventus. A real Murderers’ Row of elite global soccer clubs.
Basically, if Liverpool are interested in obtaining Werner’s services, they’d have to shell out about the same amount of cash that they did to sign Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker.
Or, Werner could just not sign the new contract. That could happen too. His current deal is set to expire in 2020.