Timo Werner to Liverpool has been a sure a thing as it possible to get in this transfer world. Gallons of digital ink have been spilt detailing the flirtations between the German phenom and the reigning world champions, seeming a match made in heaven.
The Mirror is reporting however that the once-mooted summer transfer deal might be in danger, as Liverpool are rumored to have placed all recruitment plans on hold amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Worse yet, the report suggests that long-time Werner admirer and hoarder of German talent, Bayern Munich are looking to swoop in and secure the 24-year-old’s coveted signature in what could be a major blow to Liverpool’s long-term plans.
With 21 goals in his first 25 games of the season for the upstart Bundesliga title challengers prior the league’s suspension, the German starlet appeared set to be the first piece in Jurgen Klopp’s squad revamp. However, with Liverpool suspending transfer activity, Bayern could look re-kindle their interest after running into complications in their attempts sign one of their long-term targets Manchester City’s Leroy Sane.
Furthermore, the report suggests that it is not only transfer deals that have been placed on hold. Contract extension negotiations are also reportedly on ice, opening up the possibility that the likes of first teamers, Gini Wijnaldum and Dejan Lovren could go into next season—whenever that eventually gets underway—on the last year of their current deals.