For the past several transfer windows Liverpool fans have salivated over the prospect of landing Timo Werner. The 22-year-old German international seems like a perfect flexible attacking option for Jurgen Klopp, and one of the few names that would make a serious case for strengthening our front three.
Unfortunately, Bayern Munich have also been heavily linked with the player. And when it comes to German players, Bayern usually get what Bayern wants. As of this morning, it appears Bayern have convinced Werner to choose the Bavarian Reds over the Merseyside Reds. Same as it ever was.
The report, which appears to have been broken by Bundesliga journalist Manuel Veth and confirmed by Bild, indicates that Werner has agreed to terms with the Bavarian giants.
The silver lining, insofar as there is one, is that RB Leipzig have apparently not yet accepted an offer for the player. As we know from the Naby Keita saga (fiasco?), negotiations with Energy Drink are not to be entered into lightly. Bayern are still far more likely to get their man than not, but this story will likely drag out, especially if Leipzig are expecting a bidding war from more parties.
However, unlike with Keita, Leipzig’s hand might be forced on this one. Werner will enter the last year of his contract this summer, and he is simply too valuable to let go on a free.
If Werner was a serious Liverpool target, Michael Edwards might need to dust off his laptop and move on to other possible options to strengthen this summer.