Timo Werner prepared to join Liverpool if £52m release clause met
RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner is prepared to sign for Liverpool if they pay his £52m release clause before it expires on June 15.
Werner, whose release clause was inserted when he extended his contract last summer until 2023, described his pride at interest from the Premier League leaders in February.
The Germany international was close to joining Bayern Munich last summer in a €30m deal and the Bundesliga leaders remain interested in signing him.
Werner has also hailed countryman Jurgen Klopp as “the best coach in the world” and believes Liverpool’s style of play suits him amid reports of a move to Anfield.
He has scored 27 goals in all competitions this season for RB Leipzig, including four to help his club reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
As was seen last month when Erling Braut Haaland chose to move from Red Bull Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund though, the best young players are increasingly looking to move to clubs where they are guaranteed to play.
If Liverpool can give his representatives the assurances they need, then Werner playing for Liverpool next season becomes a real possibility.