- The Germany international has the speed and agility that are understood to be two key elements intriguing to Liverpool, Jan Aage Fjortoft believes.
Liverpool’s current status is impressive and the elite player will be a perfect fit for the squad. Former Norway forward says Jurgen Klopp should consider opening the Anfield entry door for him.
The speedy forward has attracted the interests of Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona are all reportedly interested. Bayern Munich, the German giants, are in the race too but Werner prefers to dare abroad.
The 24-year-old has a €60 million release clause attached to his contract that expires on June 15. Leipzig’s chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff has no room for suitors’ bargain as he warned: “won’t get any cheaper”.
Former striker Fjortoft agrees with the Leipzig boss and feels Liverpool have all it takes to pursue a talent of his caliber.
“He is good enough for Liverpool, and as with any team, when the best talent in Europe is available, they have to go for him,” Fjortoft said.
“If you see Timo Werner this year, with Julien Nagelsmann, this big prospect of managers, he has turned him into a more complete player. He is now going deeper, a more complete player and Nagelsmann should be proud of that. Timo Werner said if he will leave RB Leipzig, it will be abroad.” He expounded.
“Do I think he will go to Liverpool? It is hard to say in these times, as RB Leipzig’s CEO said there is no chance you will get a cut-price for Timo Werner, but let’s be honest, if Liverpool wants a player, they will get that player!” he added.
Werner adding a new dimension to his game for Leipzig, he netted a hat-trick in last week’s 5-0 trouncing of Mainz, taking his goal tally for the season to 30 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions.
Thanks to the forward, Leipzig is currently third in the German top-flight, two points behind Borussia Dortmund and a further seven adrift of leaders Bayern